The following information comes to us via the Port of Everett:
Beginning Sept. 19, the Port of Everett’s contractor — Midmountain Construction — will begin construction work on the new rail recovery line alongside the Port’s shipping terminals.
The Rail Recovery Line project consists of the construction of a 2,500 foot rail line at the Port’s shipping terminals. The Port of Everett has been identified as a recovery port by Homeland Security in the event of a man-made or natural disaster. While the Port currently has on-dock rail at its terminal facilities, it doesn’t have the necessary rail capacity if there were major man-made or natural disaster at the Ports of Seattle or Tacoma.
This $4.3 million project, which is both federally and state funded, will help solve this capacity issue. An added benefit to this project is that it will improve rail access to existing Port of Everett facilities at Pacific Terminal and South Terminal, allowing our shippers to load more cargo onto rail cars versus trucks.
For more details, visit the Port of Everett’s official notice page.