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.
Three of New Jersey’s premier general contractors (J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc., Joseph M. Sanzari, Inc. and Railroad Construction Co., Inc.) joined together to form a tri-venture, Creamer-Sanzari-Railroad-A Tri-Venture, tasked with constructing a major new transportation hub serving MetLife Stadium and the Meadowlands Sports and Entertainment Complex. This hub created direct access to the Complex from all major railways in New Jersey and New York.
This new facility enables the transfer of ethanol from rail tank cars to Motiva’s storage tanks. The new construction allows for the unloading of up to forty tank cars at one time and provides a transfer area that can accommodate twenty railcars. Adjacent track storage now holds up to eighty cars.
Secaucus Junction Station is a commuter rail hub and transfer station serving several key NJ Transit commuter routes. In addition, it supplies shuttle service to the Meadowlands Sports and Entertainment Complex on football Sundays. Prior to Super Bowl XLVIII, New Jersey Transit sought to extend the lower level platforms to accommodate larger numbers of passengers.
This challenging NJDOT project allowed us to demonstrate our skills in many facets of the construction industry. The finished product equips the DOT with the most modern, efficient vehicle inspection facility available. Several of our in-house divisions were involved in the successful completion of this 4 1/2 year project.
The Rancocas Creek Bridge, built in 1968, is located on the southernmost stretch of the New Jersey Turnpike between Exits 4 and 5. This project would repair and replace the decking and structural steel diaphragms which had begun to deteriorate on the 1,100’ long, eight-lane bridge