HURRICANE FENCE COMPANY: COMMERCIAL WORK, MD
KEEPING MIDDLE RIVER, MD SAFE WITH SECOND TO NONE SECURITY KNOWLEDGE AND STATE OF THE ART TECHNOLOGY.
The Task at Hand
Hurricane Fence Company was honored to be recruited as the primary fencing contractor for the Middle River Amtrak project. This project was the result of community leaders taking swift action in the wake of a number of serious incidents involving high-speed trains and commuter safety.
The section of track where the modified fencing was installed included Acela Express and Northeast Regional service that operates at speeds up to 125 mph carrying commuting passengers, and the occasional freight train.
Hurricane installed an Ameristar Impasse Anti-Scale Fence system, so named because it is designed to be difficult to get over. The footers are secured into the ground with concrete eliminating any possibility of intrusion underneath as well as being bolt and wire cutter proof.
Old chain-link fencing was replaced with state of the art barriers, detering passenger traffic from standing too close to the edge of the platform. A new 8-foot-high fence runs from Martin Boulevard to Stemmers Run Road. In all,
more than 6,400-feet of fencing was installed and additional “No Trespassing” signs were posted.
“Our most important goal is safety, “I am pleased Amtrak is taking these significant steps, building taller and stronger fencing. I thank everyone who had a role in this project, working together to make Middle River a safer community for everyone." Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger remarked.
Click here to read more about the Middle River Amtrak Safety Project.