This project eliminated the final at-grade railroad crossing along the Amtrak Keystone Corridor, enabling a high-speed rail connection between Harrisburg and Philadelphia. CCJM‘s innovative solution involved constructing nearly 2,600 feet of new roadway and a P/S concrete bridge of 128.5 ft over Amtrak and Norfolk Southern while maintaining rail and roadway traffic.
Careful planning by CCJM during design along with coordination with local officials, Amtrak personnel, and adjacent landowners enabled a successful project. The selected alternative bisected properties containing prime farmland. Due to the topography of the project area, providing the required clearance over the rail line would have required an extensive amount of fill. Impact to the adjacent farmland was minimized with the implementation of 1,658 feet of retaining wall structures along all four sides of the approach roadway. This project was one of the first to have the electrification/transmission and catenary work completed by the contractor instead of Amtrak’s forces. CCJM delivered this complex bid package on time and received only minor comments from the prospective bidders.
Project Cost: $1,620,000