According to USDA's Grain Transportation report, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently awarded a $20 million grant for a critical, four-lane road-railway grade separation project at the Port of Los Angeles.
The new roadway configuration will streamline truck access to a key 80-acre marine support facility (MSF) on the port's terminal island.
Serving all terminals in the San Pedro Bay port complex, the MSF is used to store chassis and empty shipping containers. However, access to the MSF is currently impeded by several heavily used rail tracks and a tunnel with low vertical clearance.
The new rail-roadway project will remove these obstacles and connect trucks directly to the highway system in two directions.
The completed project will result 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 improve safety in the area).
Read the report here.