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Old Colony Line Railroad Tie Replacement

Braintree - Middleborough, Massachusetts

Client/Owner: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
157,148 Concrete Crosstie Replacements
57 Miles Track Surfacing/Alignment
500 LF Grade Crossing Upgrades
About This Project
In May 2010 the MBTA announced a plan to temporarily suspend all weekend service and to replace non-peak weekday service with busses. The shutdowns were for the purpose of replacing defective concrete crossties (which had begun failing far earlier than expected) with wooden ones LM Heavy Civil Construction, LLC (LMH) began this important safety related tie replacement project in March of 2011 and completed it a year ahead of schedule. The Old Colony Tie Replacement Project involved the replacement of 157,148 concrete crossties along three Old Colony Commuter Rail Lines. Crews replaced 64,075 crossties on the Middleborough Line, 80,465 on the Plymouth Kingston Line, and aproximately 13,000 on the Main Line. Work also included surfacing and alignment of 57 miles (91 Km) of track and the upgrade of 500 LF (150 150 M) of existing grade crossing surfaces on the Old Colony Commuter Rail Lines. The successful completion of this project allowed service on all branches of the Old Colony Commuter Rail to be restored to normal opperating speeds.
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