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
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
Performed demolition, construction and renovation of seven stations in Vermont and New York
Demolished and removed existing building-housed crane-lifted bridge system (damaged in Hurricane Sandy) and replaced with redesigned pontoon bridge