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Lehigh Railway, LLC (LRWY) has received a $187,815.00 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to upgrade the at grade rail-highway crossing at Chruch Street in Laceyville, PA with new automatically operated flashing light railroad crossing warning signals including gates, bells, 12" LED roundels, and modernized circuitry. Total project cost including the necessary paving and detour is $201,163.00.Laceyville Church St

April 20, 2015 - PennDOT submits application to Public Utilities Commision (PUC) to upgrade the crossing.

June 5, 2015 - Field conference held at the site.  Attended by PennDOT and LRWY.  Pennsylvania Electric Company, Laceyville Bourough and Wyoming County commisioners were invited but did not attend.

July 21, 2015 - PUC approves the application.

October 5, 2015 - PennDOT grant awarded.

October 23, 2015 - Detour signs in place but hidden.

October 26, 2015 - Detour activated.  Paving and railroad work begins.

October 29, 2015 - Detour deactivated. Paving and railroad work complete.

November 9, 2015 - Signal work begins.

November 13, 2015 - All work complete. Signal is IN SERVICE.

November 27, 2015 (scheduled) - Signal timing data collection complete.

Decemer 8, 2015 (scheduled) - PennDOT inspection.

LRWY has received a $3653,500 grant with a required $151,500 in matching funds ($505,00 total) from Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Bureau of Rail Freight, Ports, and Waterways (BRFPW), Rail Freight Assistance Program (RFAP) for upgrades to Wyalusing Station.  Two seperate contracts will be let, one for track work and one for paving.

Contract 1 is for replacement of one (1) #10 and one (1) #8 turnout and raising of about 1000' of industrial spur track.

Contract 2 is for grading and paving of the 110,000 sq. ft. transload area.

May 13, 2015 - Bid packages advertised in 3 local newspapers.

May 29, 2015 - Bids opened.  Five (5) bids received for track work and two (2) bids received for paving.  All bids were rejected because the bid price was significantly over available budget and and an insufficient number of bidders responded to the paving work.

July 08, 2015 - New bid packages advertised.  Track work reduced in scope to raising of one (1) industrial spur.  Paving reduced in scope by reducing area to be paved, using more asphalt vice concrete, and reducing the volume of fill.

July 24, 2015 - Bid opening. Five (5) bids received.  Three (3) for paving, two (2) for trackwork.  LRWY will be recommending that PennDOT accept the bids from Railworks and M.R. Dirt.

Track Work Bids                                                                                                          
BIDDER  BID AMOUNT  
 W.J. Riegel         $82,444.00                                                                                  
  Railworks $72, 220.00  

 

Paving Bids                                                                                                          
BIDDER BID AMOUNT                                                                                    
 Bishop Brothers  $568,082.25   
 M.R. Dirt $475,690.00   
 G. O. Hawbaker $508,263.00  

 

Augsut 7, 2015 - Notice of award sent and accepted by both contractors.

August 10, 2015 - Executed contract with M.R. Dirt, Inc and RailWorks Track Serices, Inc.

August 31, 201 5 - Track work kick-off meeting with RailWorks Track Services, Inc.

September 01, 2015 - Pre-construction meeting with M.R. Dirt Inc.

September 14, 2015 - Start of work.

September 25, 2015 - Certificate of significant completion issued.

October 08, 2015 - PennDOT inspection. No defects found.

Please direct all inquiries to Tom Clark, (607) 687-6786.

LRWY has received a $367,500 grant with a required $157,500 in matching funds ($525,00 total) from Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Bureau of Rail Freight, Ports, and Waterways (BRFPW), Rail Freight Assistance Program (RFAP) for rehabilitation of the Wyalusing bridge and track surfacing.

Scope of Work: Includes all labor, equipment, materials, and contracts required to perform the following five (5) tasks.

  1. Mobilization.
  2. Furnish and install 180 bridge timbers on a 216', 2 pier deck plate girder bridge (LRWY MP 234.92).
  3. Surface and align bridge approaches for 100' on each end.
  4. Furnish 4,500T of AREMA #3 ballast
  5. Raise, line and surface 56 miles of mainline track, including 21 mainline switches.

May 14, 2014 - Bid package released. Notice to bidders placed in 3 newspapers and directly sent to 24 potential bidders.

May 21, 2014 - Mandatory bidder conference held at the bridge work site. 7 bidders attended.

May 28, 2014 - Addendum 001 released. Expanded debris removal requirements to include storm debris and wooden walkway, clarified costing for ballast and ballast delivery.

June 9, 2014 - Bid opening at 1600.  5 bids received.

July 1, 2014 - Notice of Award issued to Atlas Railroad Construction, LLC in the amount of $469,612.00.

No. Item Quantity Unit Price Extended Price
1 Mobilization 1 LS $17,000.00 $17,000.00
2 Furnish and Install Bridge Timbers 180 ea $610.00 $109,800.00
3 Surface and Align Bridge Approaches  200 TF $19.00 $3,800.00
4  Furnish and Install Ballast  4,500 T $16.20 $72,900.00
5  Raise, Line and Surface Mainline Track 295,680 TF $0.90 $266,112.00
 Total   $469,212.00

 

 

 

 

 

September 1, 2014 - Notice to proceed issued.

September 19, 2014 - Tamper and regulator delivered.

September 24, 2014 - Surfacing work started.

October 30, 2014 - Bridge work begins.

November 4, 2014 - Bridge work complete. LRWY inspection of bridge complete. No gigs found.

December 9, 2014 - Surfacing work complete from MP 269-245.  Work halted due to weather.

April 28, 2015 - HiRail inspectin by Atlas of remaining work area.

June 15, 2015 - Work resumes.

September 3, 2015 - Work complete.

September 9, 2015 - LRWY final inspection.

September 16, 2015 - Rework.

September 17, 2015 - All work complete. All equipment removed.

October 08, 2015 - PennDOT inspection. No defects found.

Please direct all inquiries to Tom Clark, (607) 687-6786.

LRWY has received a $700,000 grant with a required $300,000 in matching funds ($1,000,000 total) from Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Bureau of Rail Freight, Ports, and Waterways (BRFPW), Rail Freight Assistance Program (RFAP) for rehabilitation of track and bridges.

Scope of Work: Rehabilitate track and bridge structure for Susquehanna River Bridge in Towanda, PA by replacing 1,578 bride timbers and surfacing 600' of approach track.

April 19, 2013 - Bid package released. Notice to bidders placed in 3 newspapers, 2 on-line newspapers, 1 news service, and directly sent to 18 potential bidders.

April 25, 2013 - Addendum 001 released. Bid date extended to 4:00 pm on May 8, 2013

April 29, 2013 - Bidder's conference, Towanda, PA. Seven contractors attended.

May 2, 2013 - Addendum 002 released.

May 8, 2013 - Bid opening. 5 bids received. Frank Tartaglia, Inc. is low bidder at $623,902.00.

May 31, 2013 - Notice of Award issued to Frank Tartaglia, Inc. in the amount of $623,902.00. Line item pricing listed below.

No.Item

Quantity

Unit Price

Extended Price
1 Mobilization 1 LS $9,000.00 $9,000.00
2 Furnish and Install Bridge Timbers 1580 ea $386.90 $611,302.00
3 Surface/align bridge approaches 600 TF $6.00 $3,600.00

 

 

 

 

 

June 17, 2013 - Executed contract between Lehigh Railway, LLC and Frank Tartaglia, Inc.

August 23, 2013 - Start of work delayed until spring 2014 due to permit issues.

February 25, 2014 - GP-11 Permit issued by Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

March 17, 2014 - Start of work.

June 3, 2014 - Work complete.

June 13, 2014 - PennDOT initial inspection.

July 11, 2014 - PennDOT final inspection. All work accepted and signed for.

Please direct all inquiries to Tom Clark, (607) 687-6786.

General Scope of Work: Remove and legally dispoe of 12,500 railroad cross ties and replace with new 6x8 grade 5 railroad cross ties along the LRWY main line from milepost 246 in Standing Stone, PA to milepost 269.5 in Sayre, PA.

June 27, 2012 - Bidding documents released. Invitiation to bid advertisement placed in 4 newspapers, 2 on-line papers, and LRWY website. Additionally, letters of invite sent to 14 maintenance of way contractors.

July 10, 2012 - Addendum 001 released. Changed price breakdown from seperate line items for removal and replacement to a single line item for both removal and replacement.

July 11, 2012 - Mandatory pre-bid meeting held at 43000 St. Rt. 6 in Wyalusing, PA followed by a windshield tour of the work area. 11 potential bidders attended.

July 20, 2012 - Sealed bid proposals due by 2:00 pm.  9 bids received.

July 27, 2012 - Notice of Award. Project awarded to Frank Tartaglia, Inc.  Price breakdown shown in table below.

No.Item

Estimated Quantity

Material Unit Price

Labor Unit Price

Total
1 Remove and dispose of old ties and replace with new ties 12,500 $46.00 $22.15 $851,875.00

 

 

 

 

August 23, 2012 - Notice to Proceed issued.

October 15, 2012 - Work begins.

October 19, 2012 - Change Order 001 executed. Added 706 rail ties to scope of woark and $48,113.90 to contract price.

November 30, 2012 - Work complete.

December 6, 2012 - Final inspection by LRWY.

December 17, 2012 - Final inspection by PennDOT.
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