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PATCO rail project will cost 47% more than planned

Posted on July 11, 2013

LINDENWOLD, N.J. — Delaware River Port Authority officials told The Inquirer that rebuilding the PATCO commuter train line over the Ben Franklin Bridge will cost $102.8 million, 47% more than expected.

However, the increase in costs will not translate to higher bridge tolls or an increase in the DRPA's five-year spending plan, because other recent construction projects, including the Walt Whitman Bridge redecking, were less expensive than planned.

The project to overhaul the bridge railroad, which first opened in 1936, will replace tracks, ties, power and signal systems, and train control and communication systems, make repairs to supporting structures, and apply three coats of new paint. For the full story, click here.

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