Port of LA receives $233 million for infrastructure projects


California Construction News staff writer

The Port of Los Angeles has been awarded $233 million to complete infrastructure projects aimed at creating a more efficient and sustainable supply chain. The grants were among $1.5 billion announced by California Transportation Secretary Toks Omishakin at a ceremony attended by officials from ports across Southern California.

Southern California regional projects totaling $191 million were among the grants announced, including a $100 million BNSF rail expansion project in the High Desert and another $76.3 million zero-emission rail and drayage fleet support project by the South Coast Air Quality Management District, among others. These projects support the Port of Los Angeles by improving cargo movement throughout the region.

LA Port projects include:

Maritime Support Facility (MSF) Improvement and Expansion Project:

  • Expanding from 30 to 71 acres
  • Improvements will include utilities, drainage, sewage, power, water supply, as well as a paved perimeter roadway.
  • $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

  • In addition to demolition work and soil remediation, the project involves construction of a 400-foot dedicated pedestrian bridge over freight tracks.
  • Work will also include construction of retaining walls, storm drainage, electrical and utilities, sidewalks and landscaping.
  • 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:

  • Work will modify the intersection of Navy Way and Seaside Avenue to improve traffic operations, reduce collisions and improve safety. Improvements will add a new westbound auxiliary lane, a new eastbound two-lane collector-distributor road, a new off-ramp termini and eliminate a traffic signal, among other upgrades.
  • Project cost of $62.98 million includes $41.79 million from CalSTA and $21.19 million in Port of Los Angeles funds.

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

Of the $1.5 billion awarded by the California State Transportation Agency, approximately $250 million is allocated for zero-emission infrastructure, locomotives, vehicles and vessels.


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