Media Kit » Try RailPrime™ Today! »
Progressive Railroading
Newsletter Sign Up
Stay updated on news, articles and information for the rail industry



This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.




railPrime
View Current Digital Issue »


RAIL EMPLOYMENT & NOTICES



Rail News Home Rail Industry Trends

3/16/2010



Rail News: Rail Industry Trends

North Carolina awards freight-rail project contracts


advertisement

On March 10, North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue announced the N.C. Department of Transportation awarded 30 contracts totaling $165.9 million for rail and highway projects, including eight funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The bids received on all 30 projects came in 10.5 percent, or about $19.5 million, below DOT estimates.

The rail projects include the replacement of two existing bridges over Norfolk Southern Railway lines in Statesville. The DOT awarded a $3 million contract to Dane Construction. Work is scheduled to begin by March’s end and conclude in September 2011.

In addition, 5.6 miles of track will be installed from a North Carolina Railroad Co. line to a Global TransPark industrial park near Kinston. The DOT awarded a $14.3 million contract to Hinkle Contracting Co. L.L.C. Construction is scheduled to begin by March’s end and conclude in November 2011.


Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

More News from 3/16/2010