Tomorrow, ARRC and government officials will attend a ceremony to mark the project’s start.
The multi-phased NRE project eventually will expand track infrastructure from North Pole/Eielson 80 miles southeast to Delta Junction. The project is expected to take three years to complete. The first phase calls for building a new bridge across the river and an associated levee. An environmental impact statement on the project was completed in 2010.
Browse articles on Northern Rail Extension on Progressive Railroading
- A certain vitality on display, plus a sign of the capex times (Pat Foran, Context, September 2011)
- For C&S execs, helming the PTC implementation evolution and hiring accordingly are chief challenges
- For maintenance-of-way managers, finding ways to boost productivity is key
- Railroad mechanical department execs sharpen their multi-tasking skills
- Class I railroads redouble efforts to recruit former servicemen and women
- Mexico update: At Ferrovalle, they are thinking outside the glass box
- Profile: American Public Transportation Association President Bill Millar
- Profile: Alaska Railroad President and CEO Chris Aadnesen
- Maintenance of way: Crosstie market update
- With rails, it's all about the secular - by Tony Hatch
- Analyzing rail-car values in the era of longer service life - by Toby Kolstad
- Rail industry data and trends from Progressive Railroading September 2011