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.