America’s Central Port is pleased to announce the completion of its new South Rail Loop. The south rail project was funded by a 2009 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The new rail line loops through the southern half of the Port’s 1,200-acre intermodal business and industrial campus in Granite City and Madison, IL. The new rail loop will facilitate unit train movement in and out of the property, connecting the Port’s warehouse district, several industrial development sites, and the Port’s new south harbor (under development) to the St. Louis region’s excellent rail network. “The completion of the South Rail Loop will begin to open up many opportunities for America’s Central Port and the region. Its location will allow efficient transfer of many commodities to and from the river system,” said Dennis Wilmsmeyer, Executive Director.
In addition, work is underway on the Port’s new public Mississippi River harbor. Levee improvements supporting the harbor’s excavation are underway, and harbor-related construction projects are expected to be released for public bidding within the next few months.
America’s Central Port would like to thank the hardworking employees of its contractors for their work completing this project within budget and its tenants for their patience during the construction process.