The M-1 Rail Line, also known as the Woodward Avenue Streetcar, is a 3.3-mile-long streetcar line that is going to run along Detroit’s famed Woodward Avenue, a national byway. The streetcar will connect 20 stations serving 12 locations between Congress Street, in Downtown, to West Grand Boulevard, in the North End. The line will provide access to businesses and connecting neighborhoods and points of interest along the way, including major cultural landmarks, sports stadiums, entertainment venues, restaurants, hospitals, and universities. Z Contractors Inc. was awarded an $18 million subcontract to reconstruct the two bridge overpasses for I-75 and I-94. Both bridges are being constructed part-width while traffic is maintained on the existing half.
What makes it interesting?
Detroit was the first city in the United States to establish a municipally-owned transit system, and at the height of its operations there were 910 streetcars in the system. Detroit was a leader and innovator in the transit industry, with continued streetcar service until April 8, 1956. Woodward was the last streetcar to operate in the city.
How HCSS Software assisted with this project
Z Contractors, Inc. uses both HeavyBid and HeavyJob on projects. HeavyBid allowed the bid to be composed quickly. With HeavyBid they are able to use historic production dates set up in master estimates with simple adjustments on production. HeavyJob streamlined the process of submitting time and the overall sharing of information about the project.