Wilmington, NC selects SRF for Rail Realignment Project

September 17, 2020

Wilmington, NC selects SRF for Rail Realignment Project

 

September 2020 — SRF was awarded a contract for 2020-21 by the City of Wilmington, NC to study the feasibility of its long-planned rail realignment project, which could cost up to $1 billion to build infrastructure and shift freight service across the Cape Fear River, allowing existing lines to be re-purposed for passenger rail.  SRF will investigate a range of viable options for funding, ownership, operation and maintenance.

The Rail Realignment Project will replace and improve the existing freight rail route between Navassa (Davis) Yard and the Port of Wilmington by creating a new, shorter route that no longer runs through some of Wilmington’s busiest streets and most densely populated areas. The project will improve freight rail operations, public mobility, public safety, economic development and quality of life in the region.

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