Mount Joy, PA
January 2017 - October 2019
PennDOT and Mount Joy Borough
Michael Baker International
The Mount Joy Amtrak station underwent a five-phase renovation project to improve pedestrian access and parking at the station.
This new train station improves ADA accessibility and features covered, elevated platforms which replaced low-level ones to make boarding trains easier for passengers. Access has been improved with the addition of two elevators, two enclosed stair towers, and a pedestrian overpass between the east and westbound platforms. Work also included adding 69 parking spaces, while improving the 112 existing spaces and slope stabilization. All upgrades enhanced the borough’s revitalization plans while keeping pedestrians and travelers safe in the area.
Wagman’s Geotechnical Construction Group worked closely with the project to provide temporary support of excavation, foundation micropiles and pipe piles for a permanent shoring wall.
Key Challenges & Project Details
- Five-phase renovation project over three years
- The demolition and construction was planned around a live track with close residents and live electricity.
- New features include covered, elevated platforms, elevators and enclosed stair towers, and pedestrian overpass
- Additional 69 parking spaces