FCS Construction of Frisco wrapped up installation of storm drainage and application of flex-base material for the next phase of track construction. Work was completed on June 12. The underground storm drainage network is now 90% complete for the overall site engineering design. While not necessarily exciting to talk about, the network is essential for adequate site drainage and prevention of deterioration of thousands of crossties.
Following the installation of solid and perforated drain pipe, FCS crews then moved forward with soil compaction, placement of geotech fabric, and application of flex-base material to serve as roadbed for future exhibit tracks 3-5 & 9-10. Once funds become available, we will be in position to construct the 2,700 feet of track, including two turnouts (switches).
As can be seen in the aerial photo above, the landscape has been dramatically transformed by the latest phase of construction. Roadbed for the future trackage is readily apparent, as well as the network of perforated drain embedment rock.
Our thanks to FCS Construction, Vulcan Materials, and Prime Transportation for their dedication to the project. Each of the Frisco-based companies provided price concessions and paid great attention to detail on this unique project.
Special thanks to Museum Trustee Robert Willis, our drone flying ace! Robert captured the above image as well as a breathtaking flyover, which can be seen below.
Drone Flyover of Works