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U.S. to invest $700,000 in rail and roadway infrastructure for port district

americascentralportaerialGRANITE CITY – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration is awarding a $700,000 grant to America’s Central Port District to make rail and roadway improvements needed to spur business growth at the port’s intermodal industrial park.

“We commend America’s Central Port District for working to generate economic opportunities by boosting access to its intermodal industrial park,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Affairs Dennis Alvord. “This project will provide local manufactures and other businesses with the transportation infrastructure they need to grow and thrive.”

The project will help to construct approximately 2,200 feet of rail track at the port’s intermodal industrial park.

The rail construction will enhance the link between area manufacturers and the nation’s freight transportation network.

In addition to the construction of new rail, D Street will be milled and a 2-inch asphalt overlay will be provided to enhance the region’s readiness and competitiveness.

— The Illinois Business Journal

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