Norfolk Southern Railway


Shelbyville, KY


Rail Transportation: Freight Rail, Shops & Yards


Design: Civil, Structural

Program/Construction Management Services: Construction Management


Norfolk Southern Corporation Automobile Mixing Facility

To expedite business with the Ford Motor Company, Norfolk Southern Railway constructed a 200-acre automobile mixing facility. To support this long-term client, STV was contracted by the railroad to provide preliminary and final design for track, bridge and drainage, as well as construction management and inspection services for the new yard and all associated roadway and railway access infrastructure. The facility allows the Ford Motor Company to ship cars directly from the factory, rather than diverting them to a shipping facility. This project was the first of its type contracted by Ford.

A major challenge arose when the client needed to move up the construction completion date by a year. STV's project team met this challenge and the facility was operational just 16 months after design began.