Addison
Addison
Ingleside
South Holland
Portage
Elmhurst
630.932.1810 1766 Armitage Court | Addison, IL 60101
815.578.1707 28030 West Concrete Drive | Ingleside, IL 60041
708.331.4468 16942 Westview Ave. | South Holland, IL 60473
219.763.1254 6030 Eagle Ave. | Portage, IN 46368
630.359.4671 650 W. Grand Ave., Suite 311 | Elmhurst, IL 60126
Addison
Addison
Ingleside
South Holland
Portage
Elmhurst
630.932.1810 1766 Armitage Court | Addison, IL 60101
815.578.1707 28030 West Concrete Drive | Ingleside, IL 60041
708.331.4468 16942 Westview Ave. | South Holland, IL 60473
219.763.1254 6030 Eagle Ave. | Portage, IN 46368
630.359.4671 650 W. Grand Ave., Suite 311 | Elmhurst, IL 60126

Verizon Business

ProjectFiber Relocate
DivisionCommunications

BNSF Retaining Wall Fiber Relocate, Chicago IL

Challenge:    Relocate existing Verizon 144 Count fiber optic cable that was in conflict with BNSF Railroad retaining wall reconstruction.  The relocation area only consisted of 1800’, however the tracks were elevated and completely inaccessible through conventional means. This section of tracks was also one of the busiest in the Chicago area.

Strategy:  PirTano had to develop a lifting harness for our direction drills and backhoes in order to have cranes lift them onto the tracks.  All work had to be completed at night while train traffic was at its lowest. A high amount of coordination was required with Verizon and BNSF Railroad in order to effectively complete this project.  Timing and completion deadlines were critical as the railroad need to begin work on the retaining wall in 4 weeks.

Result:  The project was completed on time and within budget.  Multiple drill and backhoe crews worked each night in order to accomplish this. The work was completed in October 2018.

Contract:  $211,000