The final engineering and construction contracts for the Uinta Basin Railway in Utah, was granted by Rio Grande Pacific Corporation.
The final design and construction of the railway’s tunnels are up to Obayashi Corporation. While the longest of them has 4.8km (3 miles) in length, the 136km (85-mile) route includes five tunnels.
Additionally, delivery of the final design of the railway is AECOM‘s responsibility, whereas the Skanska-WW Clyde Joint Venture is due to building the railway, excluding the tunnels.
Presenting the first common-carrier railway for north-eastern Utah’s Uinta Basin, this project will serve mineral, energy, agricultural, construction, and manufacturing industries in the region.
As the largest new railway construction project in the US since the 1970s, the founding date of this project is 2018 by the Seven County Infrastructure Coalition. The Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation is an equity partner in the railway.