When an existing industry in the Town of Summit was renovated for conversion to plastics manufacturing, an approximately, 2,500-foot rail spur from the main Canadian National North-South line was necessary for the company to ship out its products. Town leaders enlisted the support of WGK, Inc., to coordinate with railroad officials and the Mississippi Development Authority and provide the engineering services needed. The project was designed in two phases: Phase I would see the raised rail bed built up and fitted with drainage piping and ditches, while Phase II called for the installation of the ballast and tracking itself. WGK performed all field survey and data collection, gathered rights of way, prepared plans and technical specifications, obtained permits, developed grading specifications, controlled erosion and designed the rail switch. WGK served also performed construction engineering, inspection and testing services.
- Excavation and groundwork.
- Erosion control.
- Construction of 827 linear feet of 24-inch reinforced concrete pipe.
- Construction of 120 linear feet of 60-inch reinforced concrete pipe.
- Installation of 2,274 cubic yards of hot bituminous pavement.
- Installation of approximately 6,000 tons of ballasting and sub-ballasting.
- Installation of 3,465 track-feet of railroad track.
- Total Project Cost: $735,000.