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Fitchburg Track and Signal

Project Highlights:
  • 1.2 mile New Ballasted Track
  • 17 ea. Special Track Elements
  • 8 ea. Full depth grade crossings
  • 20 ea. Curve Realignment


J.F. White / LM Heavy Civil Joint Venture was awarded this MBTA contract. Work on the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line consisted of improvements to the existing tracks and signal systems including, but not limited to, track construction, track throws and realignment, 6 new interlockings, improvements to 2 existing interlockings, grade crossing rehabilitation, new Automatic Highway Crossing Warning Systems at grade crossings, new signal system, track surfacing and alignment, and the retirement or demolition of existing track, special track, and signal system elements.

The Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line is approximately 50 route miles long extending from North Station in Boston to Fitchburg Station in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. There are 16 commuter rail stations on the line between the two terminal stations. Eight grade crossings with track and roadway reconstruction and 28 grade crossings with new automatic highway crossing warning systems were completed.

The existing Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line maintained passengers and freight service except for select weekend service shutdowns during construction.

Contract value: $49,900,000.