"The Ben Franklin Bridge Track Rehab project is a testament to what can be accomplished with an experienced, knowledgeable, safety minded contractor."
DRPA Chief Engineer
Railway Track & Structures February 2016
The Hudson Transmission Project was completed to increase electrical capacity to New York City by connecting power grids of New York and New Jersey through a complex set of cables running both underground and under the Hudson River. The New Jersey side of the project involved the running to cables across a three mile stretch from PSE&G substation in Ridgefield to the Hudson River entry point in Edgewater.
Railroad Construction Co. recently completed a $6 million contract for SEPTA to rehabilitate and perform extensive repairs to the Chestnut Hill Bridge, resulting in increased stability.
Railroad Construction Co. has completed a $25 million contract for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority-Long Island Rail Road in the Village of Thomaston, LI. The massive Colonial Road Design / Build Improvement Project is a critical investment in the future of MTA-LIRR operations designed to provide long term bridge safety, improve the reliability and convenience of the train schedule and reduce flooding problems that have hindered service in the past. Included in the job is the construction of a new bridge, roadway overpass and approaches and extension of the existing pocket track.
New York & Atlantic Railway, owner of this railcar storage yard, sought to increase storage capacity to accommodate upcoming freight projects in the area. This project quadrupled the size of the facility.
Port Reading Junction is the point where parent railroads Norfolk Southern Corp. and CSX Transportation enter the Conrail system. This busy junction serves approximately forty trains per day which haul freight inland to the tri-state area and beyond. The existing rail configuration could accommodate only one train at a time creating a problematic bottleneck. The goal of this project was to eliminate that choke-point by expanding rail capacity from the existing one track to multiple tracks.
This marine terminal, owned by the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, is a port and temporary storage facility for cargo that is transferred to trucks and trains for delivery. The owner sought to expand their distribution capabilities by making improvements to their rail infrastructure thereby increasing railcar clearance and accommodating longer cars. The project included a new at-grade railroad crossing and new turnout.
This project extended service on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail system from Port Imperial to a new station on Bergenline Avenue in Union City, NJ. The existing 4,000’ long railroad tunnel was converted from freight usage to passenger operations. The bulk of work was performed deep inside the Weehawken Tunnel beneath the Palisades.
This New Jersey Transit project connected the Bergen Line and the Main Line through the construction of a new connector track and viaduct. Structural rehabilitation was required across the entire structure due to deteriorated steel.
This project arose from New Jersey Transit’s desire to increase capacity and flexibility for Hudson-Bergen Light Rail operations. A series of rail upgrades was necessary to accomplish their goal.