Client: Alaska Railroad Corporation
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Project Completion: 2005
- Civil Engineering
- Structural Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Environmental Documents & Permits
- Land Surveying & ROW
The facility includes a passenger terminal building, passenger terminal rail access, balloon track, an access road from the Johansen Expressway, and bus and auto parking areas, all located within the existing railroad industrial yard. PDC was actively involved in the planning, agency coordination, environmental document preparation and approval, public involvement, design, and construction administration.
Railroad Work: Planning and design of a mainline passenger track and two future passenger sidings, a track for the new inspection building, a balloon track, modifications to the existing TOFC track, planning for a passenger main to bypass the freight classification yard, and a fast-track design of an extension to the inspection track.
Terminal Work: PDC prepared all of the bid documents for the site work, structural, mechanical, and electrical designs for the 15,000 sf. facility. The terminal includes exposed structural systems, a foundation to address soil liquefaction, and a 300 sq. ft. covered waiting area for passengers.
Civil Engineering & Utilities: Sewer and water service to the terminal building and maintenance platform, water main extension for fire protection, site drainage, bus and auto parking, and intersection improvements to provide access via the Johansen Expressway.
Survey & ROW: Topographic surveying, mapping, and photo control. Reviewed leases and other legal documents for the affected and adjacent lease lots in the railroad industrial area and created a property base map. The base map, topographic survey, and design drawings were used to identify all the property and utility impacts.
Environmental Document & Permits: PDC was responsible for the environmental process from the initial scoping through preparation of the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan and Hazardous Materials Control Plan for construction of the balloon track. PDC prepared the Environmental Assessment for FTA approval. Permit work included coordinating air quality conformity, USACE Section 404 wetlands permits, an ADF&G Title 16 Fish Habitat Permit, associated mitigation requirements for track work near Noyes Slough, and Section 106 Historic Properties clearance.