RailWorks subsidiaries to lead Long Island Rail Road double track project

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NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Long Island Rail Road has awarded a $66-million contract to L.K. Comstock & Co. to lead the agency’s double track project.

L.K. Comstock, an electrical contractor and subsidiary of RailWorks Corp., will be responsible for adding 13-miles of a second main line track between Ronkonkoma, N.Y., and Farmingdale, N.Y., on the Long Island Rail Road main line.

Construction will begin in June and extends 19 months with a targeted completion date by the end of 2018, according to L.K. Comstock. The double-track project will help alleviate commuter rail congestion and improve service on the agency’s busy rail corridor.

The firm will be responsible for all electrical work, including installing new utility poles, signal communication and fiber cable, and signal equipment, as well as testing and commissioning all of the systems. RailWorks Transit will perform all related track and civil work, including installing 13 miles of track for the new second track.

In addition to the right-of-way work, the firm will also design and build the Wyandanch and Pinelawn, N.Y., stations. The work involves demolishing the old platforms and installing new ones with pedestrian walkways and elevators that meet American with Disabilities Act standards.

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