TACOMA TO UPGRADE ON-DOCK RAILYARD

TACOMA TO UPGRADE ON-DOCK RAILYARD

The Port of Tacoma awarded a $665,000 contract to Salm Construction Co. for improvements to the port's on-dock North Intermodal Rail Yard.

The improvements will include track replacement and modifications and repairs to asphalt and concrete paving. Construction by the Kent, Wash., company will continue through November.The North Intermodal Yard, built in 1981, was one of the the first on-dock railyards on the West Coast. It covers 26 acres between several of the port's primary container terminals, including the Maersk Line and Evergreen Line terminals and the Husky Terminal. It has eight tracks covering 26,700 feet, and is served by the Burlington Northern and Union Pacific railroads.