Amtrak Installing New Heavy Steel Fence Along High-Speed Tracks in Middle River, Md.

WILMINGTON, Del. – Amtrak is installing a heavy steel, 8-foot high, high security fence along a portion of its high-speed tracks in Middle River, Maryland to deter access to the railroad.

Beginning in late-April, work will commence on the installation of new fencing on both sides of the tracks from Martin Boulevard southwest to where it meets up with an existing fence.

A portion of the existing fence also will be replaced. In all, more than 6,400-feet of fencing will be installed and additional “No Trespassing” signs will be posted.

The $3.1 million project will take approximately six months to complete. When completed, there will be nearly two miles of continuous fencing from Martin Boulevard to Stemmers Run Road. Individuals may use the pedestrian underpass at Martin Boulevard, which will also be improved as part of the project, to safely cross to the other side of the tracks.