Los Angeles port receives US$20 million grant to upgrade cargo flow

The Port of Los Angeles has received a US$20 million federal RAISE infrastructure grant for a critical road-railway grade separation project to facilitate faster cargo movement.

Port officials stated that the new roadway configuration will streamline truck access to an important container and chassis-access facility on the Port’s Terminal Island, reducing traffic delays, truck dwell times and greenhouse gas emissions from idling vehicles.

The project will entail the construction of a four-lane, rail-roadway grade separation, which will allow unimpeded truck access to an 80-acre marine support facility (MSF) on Terminal Island, a central location serving all terminals in the San Pedro Bay port complex, according to a statement.

When completed, the new rail-roadway will connect trucks directly to the highway system in two directions, resulting in a reduction of 2,500 truck-hour delays daily; a decrease of more than 3,000 metric tons of emissions per year; and a reduction of 1,200 truck miles traveled per day, which will also decrease accident potential in the area.

Source: container-news.com

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