Wagman Heavy Civil Project

Claymont Regional Transportation Center

  • Location

    Claymont, DE

The Claymont Regional Transportation Center was a $70 million design-build project for the Delaware Department of Transportation. The project replaces the aging Claymont Train Station, the first SEPTA stop in Delaware, which offers service to Wilmington, Newark and Philadelphia. The state-of-the-art transportation center features two passenger platforms with canopies, a plaza with ticketing and waiting areas, restrooms, at-grade parking, electronic vehicle charging stations, a three-tiered parking garage and an enclosed pedestrian bridge with views of Philadelphia Pike and the Delaware River.

Access improvements include new auxiliary lanes, traffic signals, a roundabout, sidewalks and a multi-use path to enhance safety and minimize congestion for transit buses, motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. 

Key Challenges & Project Details

  • The bridge structure location and clearances will need to be carefully coordinated with the existing Amtrak catenary, signal and high voltage lines to ensure safe constructability and maintainability.
  • Platform, pile and foundation work within the fouling limit will be self-performed by Wagman’s geotechnical group overnight during adjacent track outages.

Project Fun Facts

  • The architectural design reflects the site's history as a steel plant, as well as the Joseph T. Biden station in Wilmington. The overall aesthetic, coupled with public art installations, will create a sense of place for future development of the surrounding area as part of the North Claymont Development Master Plan.