Long Island City, NY
A difficult and significant portion of work for the East Side Access (ESA) project at Harold Interlocking, the busiest rail junction in the US, is completed by Railroad Construction Company, Inc. on time and on budget. More than 1.85 miles of new track, 13 turnouts and related infrastructure was installed to two crucial sections of mainline track while Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) carried 300,000 passengers each weekday.
ESA is MTA's largest capital project, with work across three boroughs and expanding deep below Park Avenue in Manhattan. Additionally, it is the first expansion of LIRR in more than 100 years.