Modular Grade Crossing Tubs Repair at Willow Springs Intermodal Yard in Chicago

Willow Springs Crossings

Chicago, Illinois

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The Job

BNSF’s Willow Springs Intermodal yard is a critical facility in United States’ freight rail network. The facility is colocated with a large UPS trucking operation, and BNSF has very tight time lines for transferring containers from inbound trains to UPS.

The Challenge

80 StarTrack modular grade crossing panels across 10 different crossings in the facility experienced settlement. The settlement was affecting the safe operation of yard trucks, causing delays in container transfer times.

Because of the 24/7/365 operation, and very tight performance times, there was no tolerance for downtime.

The Solution

CJGeo proposed grouting the affected panels with CJGrout-48NHL. 48NHL is specially formulated for differential settlement correction in high load applications, such as heavy haul rail.

CJGeo mobilized a polyurethane grouting crew with extensive modular grade crossing repair experience and grouted the 10 crossings over a period of five days onsite. The grouting was done without affecting rail traffic, yard truck operations, or performance metrics.