Fort Worth, TX: USD101 million Tower 55 project is complete

19 Nov

A ceremony has been held to mark the completion of infrastructure works costing USD101 million in Fort Worth, the Tower 55 project.

While the primary goal was to improve rail traffic-flow through a congested interlocking, the project has delivered substantial safety benefits through the elimination of three level crossings. The elimination of the Peach Street level crossing is of particular note as it improves a route taken by many children to and from school,

USD34 million was provided from federal funding through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) programme. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) and Union Pacific Railroad (UP) contributed USD65 million. The balance of USD2 million was provided by City and State sources.

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