Multi-Year Work Plan for Track Stabilizations

Overview

Background

BNSF Railway had issued several new slow orders throughout North Dakota due to track bed instability.

To address this issue, BNSF and Houston Engineering, Inc. (HEI) identified more than 150 locations in Minnesota, Montana, and North Dakota that became candidates for stabilization projects. BNSF then began a track-stabilization program in 2014, and HEI has played an integral role in its implementation.

The Project

Due to the large variety of site conditions, several stabilization techniques were employed, each one chosen for its suitability with a particular site.

Addressing water issues was a common theme as part of these improvements, including the installation of ballast drains as well as the placement of riprap in areas exposed to open water.

The projects also included the construction of access roads, slope buttressing, and geotextile reinforcement.

HEI’s duties included:
• Design
• Survey
• Permitting
• Bid document preparation,
• Construction management
• Oversight of subconsultant services

HEI completed approximately 40 stabilization projects on the KO, Devils Lake, Noyes, and Glasgow subdivisions.

Contact
Lewis Ruder
Project Engineer
505.767.6869

Project Highlights

  • The projects have stabilized several miles of trackbed, ensuring safe and reliable travel along the tracks.
  • More than 25 miles completed across approximately 40 stabilization projects.
Project Details

Lorem Ipsum

Client: BNSF Railway

Location: Minnesota, North Dakota, and Montana

Project Highlights

Project Highlights

  • The projects have stabilized several miles of trackbed, ensuring safe and reliable travel along the tracks.
  • More than 25 miles completed across approximately 40 stabilization projects.
Services

Ready to start a project?

Get in touch with our Transportation experts today.

Related Projects

Harwood Quiet Zone Improvements
View More
University Drive and I-94 Ramp Reconstruction
View More
Southwest Windom Neighborhood Reconstruction
View More
Sheyenne River Bike Trail Bridge
View More
Scroll to Top