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Fort Worth & Western hires Atkins to help manage highway project's effects


The Fort Worth & Western Railroad (FWWR) recently awarded Atkins a construction management services contract to provide on-site personnel to oversee safety and minimize the effects of a multi-billion-dollar highway expansion project in north-central Texas.

The Texas Department of Transportation's North Tarrant Express highway project is designed to relieve congestion, improve safety and accommodate anticipated traffic growth in one of the nation’s fastest developing regions. FWWR will be affected by the bridges and other structures being built on and near its facilities.

Atkins will review construction submittals and requests for information, and support FWWR with engineering, environmental and inspection services throughout its rail system during the project.

FWWR operates 276 miles of track in eight Texas counties and interchanges with BNSF Railway Co. and Union Pacific Railroad. The short line also interchanges with Kansas City Southern through a bridge connection with BNSF and with Texas Pacifico Transportation Ltd. in San Angelo Junction, Texas.

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