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Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit System

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Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit System

  • Hudson-Bergen Light Rail System

Skanska, as a member of the joint venture that constructed this design-build project, built more than 9.4 miles of right of way and 20 miles of track in downtown Jersey City.

The $245 million project included the construction of eight viaduct structures, rehabilitation of existing viaducts over the right-of-way and construction of 16 New Jersey Transit stations.

Due to the immense size of the project’s footprint, the assignment was divided into five major work areas, with four of the areas under construction simultaneously.

The scope of the project included:
· utility relocation
· removal of hazardous materials and existing track
· clearing, grubbing, grading and drainage of right of way sections
· excavation, drilling, and pouring of concrete retaining walls
· final step placement of the track
· pile driving
· placement of ground floor slabs
· construction of foundations for the 90,000-square-foot maintenance facility and car storage building for 40 light rail cars


Michael Iacovella
Vice President, Head of Communications Skanska USC
Skanska USA Inc.


Service: Construction
Mark segment: Railways
Start date: 1996
Completion date: 2001
Clients: New Jersey Tansit
Country: United States
City: Jersey City
Project status: Completed