This project involved the construction of two miles of new rail track, adjacent to an active track, between Paterson Station and Paterson Junction interlocking along the Main & Pascack Valley Line.

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Project Details

The major scope of work consisted of constructing over 4,000 linear feet of cast-in-place concrete soldier pile retaining walls. The soldier piles were strengthened by 468 drilled and grouted earth anchors. The soldier piles were set into 36″ diameter drilled rock shafts, ranging from 10 to 35 feet in depth. Also included construction of two new steel bridge spans in order to carry the new rail line over existing roadways (Getty Avenue & Main Street) and included demolition and rebuilding of an existing overhead concrete bridge at Hazel Street, in order to allow for enough horizontal clearance along the new second track. Major drainage improvements were also constructed throughout the site, including a several hundred feet long, 6′ x 6′ concrete channel built into a rock cut.

Role & Responsibility

Ashoka Consulting LLC staff served as the project manager and prepared Request-For-Proposal (RFP) and successfully oversaw completion of design, procurement, construction and close-out phases to ensure that requirements of NJ Transit, external agencies, and third parties interests were met. Coordinated with inter-departmental (electrical, structural, track and signal & communication) and multi-disciplinary project team. Effectively maintained communication with the project’s designer, construction management, contractor, railroad agencies, and utility owners to ensure close monitoring of the contracts.

  • Project Management
  • Request for Proposal Preparation
  • Contract Administration
  • Summary Scheduling
  • Estimating
  • Change Order Management
  • Project Controls
  • Railroad Force Account
  • Utility Force Account
  • Project Reports Development
  • Cost Management / Controls
  • Schedule Management / Controls
  • Financial Controls
  • Payment Request Review
  • Change Order Preparation / Evaluation
  • Value Engineering

*This project represents independent experience of staff from Ashoka Consulting LLC while a member of a previous firm and/or agency.