Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Port of Long Beach project to enhance on-dock rail
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners awarded a $36.8 million construction contract to Ames Construction last week for the Green Port Gateway, a project created to improve on-dock rail capacity at the Port of Long Beach.
The planned enhancements will reduce derailments and improve rail traffic flow to and from waterfront terminals, according to port officials.
"The Green Port Gateway is an important component of the port's overall modernization project [that] allow us to move cargo more efficiently," said Susan Anderson Wise, president of the board of harbor commissioners.
The project includes major track realignment and a new rail support yard. Existing tracks will be demolished and removed, then 29,000 linear feet of new tracks will be laid and 6,000 linear feet of retaining walls built.
Construction is scheduled begin in November and the project should be completed by July 2014.
For more of the Port of Long Beach story: polb.com
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