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 project gave us an opportunity to display our capabilities in both the Track and Civil disciplines. This section of track, which once served a military and manufacturing site in the 1980’s, had been abandoned for 30 years. It was in such disrepair that trees had sprouted between the rails. By rehabilitating the line, operated by the New York & Atlantic Railway, the town of Riverhead would gain an active rail line and the EPCAL industrial park would receive rail service for the first time.
Constructed new rail system connecting 65th Street Yard to 2nd Avenue through old army terminal
Demolished and removed existing building-housed crane-lifted bridge system (damaged in Hurricane Sandy) and replaced with redesigned pontoon bridge