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Central Corridor Light Rail Transit

Project Highlights 

 

Civil East

  • Constructed 14 track miles with eight single crossovers and a double crossover
  • Constructed 68,000 track feet of embedded track, 621 track feet of DF track and 1,500 track feet of floating slab track
  • Installed 2,800 feet of restraining rail
  • Installed about 25,000 square feet of precast panels

 

Civil West

  • Constructed 4,200 track feet of DF track with one crossover
  • Constructed 5,600 track feet of ballasted track with two crossovers
  • Constructed 13,820 track feet of embedded track
  • Constructed 2,900 track feet of floating slab track
Track
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Customer 
Metro Transit
Business Unit 
RailWorks Track Services
RailWorks Track Systems
Project Description 

RailWorks provided overall track management and track installation for the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit (CCLRT) link between Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn. 

Project Scope 

CCLRT, also known as the Green Line, runs primarily east-west, on a busy thoroughfare parallel to I-94. The route features 23 stations and extends from downtown Minneapolis eastward through the University of Minnesota campus and across the Mississippi River to St. Paul’s Union Depot.

RailWorks Track Systems provided overall track management, subcontracting with RailWorks Track Services to provide track installation.

The Metropolitan Council regional planning agency awarded the project with two separate contracts; Civil East (St. Paul) and Civil West (Minneapolis). On the Civil East contract, RailWorks was a subcontractor to Walsh Construction. RailWorks constructed about 14 track miles, including eight single crossovers and a double crossover; 68,000 track feet of embedded track; 621 track feet of direct-fixation track; 1,500 track feet of floating slab track; 2,800 feet of restraining rail; and about 25,000 square feet of precast panels.

For the Civil West contract, RailWorks was a subcontractor to Ames Construction - C.S. McCrossan Joint Venture (AMJV). Here, RailWorks constructed about 5 track miles. The scope of the work included 4,200 track feet of direct-fixation track including one crossover; 5,600 track feet of ballasted track including two crossovers; 13,820 track feet of embedded track; and 2,900 track feet of floating slab track.

RailWorks achieved substantial completion in late 2012 and finalized punch-list items in the summer of 2013. Revenue service is to begin in 2014.