Charlotte Light Rail Transit, NC

Charlotte Light Rail Transit, NC


Charlotte Light Rail Transit
Reinforced Earth MSE retaining precast wall
Location: 
Charlotte, NC
Owner: 
Charlotte Area Transit Authority
Contractor: 
Archer Western Contractors
Subcontractor: 
Eckart Construction Services, Inc. / The Artis Group
Consultant: 
Parsons
Precaster: 
Cherry Precast, Inc.

The completion of Charlotte's South Corridor Light Rail line add yet another successful project to the long list of passenger rail projects for RECo.  The ten-mile long Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) employs 276,000 square feet of Reinforced Earth walls supporting the electrified rail line.

RECo engineers and project managers undertook the rigorous task of developing solutions for many challenging design cases.  For example, to accomodate obstructions posed by bridge piles, overhead catenary poles, and other utilities, innovative details were developed by RECo to facilitate installation.  RECO's "tie-strip" connection which anchors the soil reinforcements to the precast facing provided an installer-friendly solution when the soil reinforcements need to be skewed to avoid obstructions.

Contact RECo to learn how we can bring value to your next rail transit project.