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tional Airport and ultimately connects the Rockaway peninsula to
the mainland (Queens). The storm dumped 4,000 tons of debris on
the track, including massive items such as boats, jet skis and buoys.
"The storm came in and flooded the track," Sbrocco says. "There were
breaches in the track that were a football field in length. We were in
there within days with 100 men and 20 pieces of equipment. This
took J-Track roughly six months to complete. By May of 2013, we had
completed the line."
Equally important, the company has developed expertise in other
areas, such as installing gas lines for Con Edison, a major supplier
of gas and electric in the New York Area. In fact, J-Track recently
picked up four contracts with Con Edison in New York. This work has
brought new technology into J-Track's labor force, as workers had to
'Our main focus is
track. As track people,
it's down and dirty
work, 24/7, no frills.'
That $54 million emergency job showcased J-Track's ability to
work around the clock to complete a project. It also set the table
for other complex projects, including a massive overhaul of the
Lexington Ave/53rd Street Station in New York. "J-Track has been a
very important track contractor succeeding in removal and building
tracks on most of the Sandy-related flooded tunnels," Levine says,
"such as Montague Tunnel, Steinway Tubes, 53rd Street Tunnel, Clark
Street Tunnel, and most recently being awarded the most heavily
traveled L line Canarsie Tunnel track work."
Another avenue of work was New York Police Academy in Queens,
N.Y. J-Track performed the underground utilities, drill piles, as well
as the complete fit-out of the interior, and also served as general
contractor, managing 10 subcontractors. A unique part of this job
was actually modifying a passenger train to fit inside the academy
for training purposes.
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