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on the Port Jervis Line
Halmar Awarded $10.5 Million Contract from MNR for Emergency Track Repair on the Port Jervis Line
As a result of the August 28 th, 2011 Tropical Storm Irene, and subsequent flooding, extensive damage totaling approximately $50 million was sustained on MNR’s Port Jervis Line, including washouts of right-of-way and earth to depths of 7 feet, leaving large sections of track hanging or grossly misaligned. Halmar was awarded a contract valued at approximately $10.5 million, to reconstruct the line from “MP31” to “MP45”, which runs in a geographical north-south direction located between NYS Route 59 and Harriman Station and I87 and NYS Route 17. As a result of scope changes and Halmar’s rigorous commitment to the job, the project completed under $7.4 million. Halmar was selected from an expedited bidding process for this portion, with MNR’s overall goal of resuming service along the entire Port Jervis Line by end of year.
For the reconstruction from “MP31” to “MP45”, Halmar performed a phased approach, with Phase 1 restoring the embankments, structures, storm water control grading and structures, track, and systems for Track 2, while Phase 2 restored the embankment, structures, storm water control grading and structures, track, and systems for Track 1 and for the access road.
"We are committed to restoring the Port Jervis Line as quickly as possible. It is an important part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's regional network," said Metro-North Railroad President Howard Permut in a previous MNR press release.
Halmar Principal Chris Larsen stated, “We were focused on meeting the goals of this emergency project, and understood the impact that the flooding had on the commuters who rely on the Port Jervis Line. We have had a solid reputation with MNR throughout the years, and our team was quickly deployed to the site and making progress on day one.