Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Port Development Assistance Program

2018 Port Development Assistance Projects

  • St. Paul Port Authority ($1,818,050) – The project will install a rail spur extension, rehab a connecting rail spur and pave a reinforced loading/unloading pad in the Southport Terminal. The project is a piece of the larger Southport Terminal Intermodal Improvement Project and will ultimately reduce the cost of freight transportation and facilitate more intermodal movements at the site. Total project cost is $2.5 million.

  • Duluth Seaway Port Authority ($2,272,562) – The project will provide for additional vessel mooring and storage area at the facility, allow for dredging to full seaway depth and will stabilize existing failing timber and concrete dockage. The project will also help support the recently opened Duluth Intermodal Terminal.  Total project cost is $4.4 million.

  • Wabasha Port Authority ($454,876) – The project will construct a new barge terminal, which will include dredging of existing access channel and placement of the dredge cut material on the adjacent barge terminal site to raise elevation to create the five acre terminal pad and access road. The project will significantly increase opportunities for river freight users in the area that must truck to/from the Twin Cities for river access. Total project cost is $625,500.

  • Winona Port Authority ($454,512) – The project will install new paved drives, retention ponds and reinforced concrete piping and inlets designed to direct stormwater to retention ponds. It will improve conditions by reducing dust and improving the efficiency of truck movements within the property and redirecting surface water more efficiently. Total project cost is $649,550.