Assembly of monorail guideways benefits more from modularization and prefabrication than any other form of transportation. Guideway rails of reinforced concrete, steel, composites or combinations of materials can be prefabricated and trucked to construction sites, cast or fabricated in place, or assembled by monorail construction vehicles which can place rails ahead of themselves as they progress along completed sections of rail.
These characteristics of monorail construction permit erection and placement of rail beams at times, and by processes which can avoid traffic congestion and other high activity time periods and situations. Most of the guideway beams of the Las Vegas monorail system were installed on weekends, greatly minimizing delays and conflicts in delivery of beams to construction sites, as well as, placing them on their supporting structures. While the foundations and supporting columns of monorail guideway systems are generally constructed in place, their construction footprint and column dimensions are limited, and can be located to confine their disruptive impacts on surrounding structures, settings and traffic.
Similarly, construction of monorail stations and access facilities present limited, temporary impacts on immediate surroundings and traffic. Upon completion of construction, monorail facilities and guideways, as well as their operations, pose virtually no conflict with, impediments to, or impacts on any other setting, structure, environment, or transportation system.