Springfield Underground Transload Facility

The Erlen Group | Springfield, MO

Springfield Underground is a growing intermodal complex built into a mined-out quarry in Springfield, Missouri. CMT has provided a variety of planning and design services for the 4 million-square-foot warehouse facility, including work on a new transload facility.

CMT was responsible for design services for the new 23-acre transload facility that has direct access to the BNSF Railway main line via three miles of track running both above and below ground. Located with immediate access to Interstate 44 and US-65, the facility offers rail-to-truck and truck-to-rail transloading for various commodities and access to businesses looking to diversify transportation shipping and logistics by leveraging the benefits of rail.

The transload facility offers unique characteristics with access to over 3.2 million square feet of leasable space located in an underground warehouse and distribution center. The center features over three miles of underground roadway network and three miles of rail siding to serve businesses. The above-ground transload facility not only serves the underground warehouse and distribution needs but also provides transportation alternatives for non-rail businesses and industrial partners located throughout southwest Missouri.

Special consideration was given to the grading, drainage, and site development of the rail spur line configuration. The transload facility was designed to accommodate future expansion with limited disruption to the existing service. With over 400 trucks visiting daily, truck logistics and alleviating congestion was a major component of the master plan and related design improvements. The facility was also designed to accommodate different lift equipment and side loaders to fit the specific needs of industrial and manufacturing users.

CMT is currently working on the track design and site development for the Phase II expansion of the Transload Facility.

Project Contact(s)

Stephen Prange, PE

Project Service(s)

  • Planning
  • Rail Permitting
  • Rail Safety Analytics
  • Railroad
  • Track Design