NRC Rail Construction Project of the Year: Utah Transportation Authority Frontrunner South

Utilizing innovation and fluid communication, the joint venture of Stacy and Witback, Inc., and Herzog Contracting Corporation safely constructed FrontRrunner South, a 45-mile, $525 million commuter rail project for the Utah Transit Authority (UTA). Part of UTA's FrontLines program, FrontRunner South is comprised of five UTA rail projects that will be in operation by 2015 and will expand the existing rail network by 70 miles. The safety record, scope of the project, and cost containment measures gained the joint venture the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association's 2012 Railroad Construction Project of the year award. FrontRunner South's scope of work included 30 bridges, two million cubic yards of earthwork, 50 miles of roadbed preparation and trackwork, 40 at-grade rail crossings, signal work and station construction. Began in 2008, the line began carrying commuters between Salt Lake City and Provo in 2012. Despite challenges known and unknown, not a single lost-time accident occurred during the more than two million man hours that were worked by more than 325 persons in challenging situations each day. In addition, the joint venture's impressive coordination and interface with Union Pacific, 14 cities, two counties, and the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) displayed their commitment to quality work in a partnership environment.


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  • Accession Number: 01484544
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 2013 1:05PM