Rail Facilities

Various Locations | Mining

Overview

ISG has provided a number of design services for rail facilities, as well as coordinating property, right-of-way, and surveying requirements.


Opportunity

A key component of the non-metallic mining industry is rail access. To meet the growing needs of their mining activities, a confidential mining client required a major rail expansion for its facility.

Case Study - Confidential Client

ISG provided environmental due diligence, topographic survey, sub-ballast design, slope-stability design, stormwater management, construction staking, and turf reestablishment design for a confidential client’s rail facilities. Most recently, nearly 27,000 linear feet of spur line and yard track rail were added, which required assistance with staging and load out diagrams.

Surveying railroad alignments has many challenges, including very old rights-of-way mapping, missing historical records, and safety issues related to working on live rail. Rail-related survey services that were provided include permanent control establishment, boundary survey, easement descriptions, and parcel descriptions for the rail work at the project location.


Market News

Toe Wildlife Management Area Receives 62-Acres of Wetland Restoration

December 22, 2020 (Mankato, Minnesota) – After nearly four years of planning, design, and construction, ISG is proud to report the successful completion of a 62-acre wetland restoration project within the Toe Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Situated in rural Jackson County, an area of southern Minnesota where less than 1% of original wetlands remain, the project is part of a larger initiative of the Heron Lake Watershed District to protect and restore nearly 350-acres of wetlands in the Toe WMA.
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Mankato MoonDogs’ Franklin Rogers Park to be Renamed ISG Field

October 20, 2020 (Mankato, Minnesota) – Building on a series of successful partnerships and projects to bolster its ballpark, the Mankato MoonDogs, a member of the Northwoods League, has exercised its rights with the landlord, the City of Mankato, to lease the naming rights of Franklin Rogers Park to ISG. The ballpark will be named ISG Field after the professional design and engineering firm that was founded in Mankato in 1973. ISG Field represents the MoonDogs’ commitment to providing top quality local baseball and an enriching fan experience. This is the latest update for the team, which has unveiled a new logo and has implemented several renovations for the ballpark in recent years.
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