RailWorks Track Systems has been awarded a $2.9 million contract in Minneapolis to repair Metro Transit’s Blue Line light rail tracks near the Mall of America.
Under the terms of the contract, RailWorks, performing work out of the company’s Lakeville, Minn., office, will replace the rails and crossover castings at the Mall of America and 28th Avenue stations in Minneapolis. Additional refinements to the Mall of America Station include an extension of the platform track and the addition of friction modifiers that will allow better preventative maintenance in the future. The project begins with preparatory work in early May leading up to a 10-day work window that goes from May 31 to June 10 of this year.
“RailWorks has a significant presence in the Minneapolis area and is excited to be a part of this project to bolster the transit network in the community,” said Richard Carney, Executive Vice President, RailWorks Corp.
The 15-year-old Metro Blue Line is a 12-mile, 19-station light rail line in Hennepin County, Minnesota, that extends from downtown Minneapolis to the southern suburb of Bloomington.