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Utility Lines: Crossing the Tracks

Posted by Andrew Gordon on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 @ 08:55 AM

Do you have an existing utility line that crosses under a railroad? Or, does your utility need to extend a new utility line underneath a railroad to improve service? Quite often utility departments need to either replace or extend a new utility pipe underneath railroad tracks to provide or maintain reliable service to its customers.

Railroads require a permit to cross under their facilities. The process to obtain a permit for construction underneath a railroad can often be a daunting task. Wessler Engineering recently contacted Derek Sublette from Norfolk Southern Corporation to obtain some answers to commonly asked questions when crossing under a railroad with a utility line.

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