Ft. Benning, GA
Scope of Work:
Construct railroad tracks including switching system, ballast and cross ties adjacent to the Norfolk Southern right-of-way railroad that lies within the Ft. Benning military reservation and south of the area known as "Ochille Junction." Site location is northwest of the existing rail loading facility. Total length of the track is to be 3.98 miles. Supporting facilities include access road to construction site, area lighting, and removal of existing ties and switches as needed.
Zeb O'Bryant, Project Manager
Chris Carter, Superintendent
Bob Watts, Quality Control Manager
Excavation for a new 26' tall headwall
Mass Grading Cut/Fill operation
Sub-grade preparation for new loading spur
R.C. Construction will implement an EROSION CONTROL PLAN in accordance with the USGBC LEED rating system for new construction. Furthermore, R.C. will utilize local/regional and biobased materials for this project, including but not limited to:
- Geosynthetic Binders
- Recycled Plastic (LEED)
- Wood Cellulose Fiber (LEED)
- Paper Fiber (LEED)
- Mulch Control Netting and Filter Fabric (LEED)
- Hydraulic Mulch (LEED)
- Erosion Control Blankets, Type XI (LEED)
- Geotextile Fabrics (LEED)
- Aggregate (LEED)
- Synthetic Grid Systems
- Articulating Cellular Concrete Block Systems
R.C. Awarded for Safety
Ft. Benning finishes $7.5M railhead project
After a little more than a year of work the Army Corp of Engineers drove several ceremonial 'golden spikes' into the Ochillee Railhead this afternoon.
The project cost $7.5 million and helps primarily support the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team.
The railhead is used to transport heavy equipment like M1-A1 Abrams tanks and other armor units.
We spoke with Army Corp Engineer April Simons about the work that was put into this project.
"We put in about 37,000 man hours with no accidents so its definitely a success story." Simons added, "We started out with a capacity of 65 railcars possible for load out and we've doubled that capacity and added 66 so we have 131 railcars we can load out now."
The project included constructing railroad tracks, including a switching system, ballast and cross ties adjacent to the Norfolk Southern right-of-way railroad that lies within the Fort Benning military reservation and south of the area known as Ochillee Junction. The total length of track expanded was approximately 3.98 miles.