15 construction projects to receive US$1.5Bn spend in California

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California announced an investment of more than $1.5 billion for transportation. This includes roughly $450 million for zero-emission infrastructure, locomotives, vessels, and cars, as part of the state’s efforts to create a more “efficient, sustainable, and resilient supply chain.”

Below is the list of the 15 construction projects to receive US$1.5Bn spend in California

The Trade Corridor Enhancement Program

The investments, the State of California says, also follow the California Transportation Commission’s (CTC) recent approval of $1.1 billion for infrastructure improvements on high-volume freight corridors as part of the Trade Corridor Enhancement Program (TCEP)—for a total state investment in supply chain infrastructure of more than $2.6 billion in just the past week.

Funding for the Port of Long Beach

Part of the funding includes a $383.35 million grant awarded to the Port of Long Beach to complete a series of construction and clean-air technology projects aimed at accelerating the transformation to zero-emissions operations and enhancing the reliability of cargo movement.

Zero-Emissions Cargo-Moving Equipment

As part of the state’s Port and Freight Infrastructure Program, nearly $225 million will fund a variety of zero-emissions cargo-moving equipment and supportive infrastructure projects across the Port of Long Beach and include “top handlers” and other manually operated cargo-handling equipment, as well as tugboats and locomotives. The sum is the single largest grant the Port has ever received to support the zero-emissions goals of the 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update.

Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility

Additionally, $158.4 million of the state grant will go toward the planned Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility, which will shift more cargo from trucks to on-dock rail, where containers are taken to and from marine terminals by trains. The $1.57 billion facility will be built in phases, with construction scheduled to begin in 2024 and be completed in 2032.

The Maritime Support Facility Improvement and Expansion Project

Improvements will include utilities, drainage, sewage, power, and water supply, as well as a paved perimeter roadway. The $198.2 million total project amount includes $149.3 million from CalSTA and $48.4 million in matching funds from the Port of Los Angeles.

Rail Mainline/Wilmington Community & Waterfront Pedestrian Grade Separation Bridge

The project will include construction of retaining walls, storm drainage, electrical and utilities, sidewalks and landscaping. The total project cost of $57.9 million includes $42 million from CalSTA, $5.62 million from the Port of Los Angeles and $10.2 million from LA Metro.

State Route 47/Seaside Avenue and Navy Way Interchange Improvements

Improvements will add a new westbound auxiliary lane, a new eastbound two-lane collector-distributor road, a new off-ramp terminus and eliminate a traffic signal, among other upgrades. Total project cost of $62.98 million includes $41.79 million from CalSTA and $21.19 million in Port of Los Angeles funds.

Four-Lane Grade Separation on Terminal Island

The Port of Los Angeles received a $15 million grant from the CTC for a four-lane grade separation on Terminal Island that will reduce truck delays and improve public safety.

BNSF Rail expansion Project

The BNSF rail expansion project in High Desert also received US$100 million.

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