November 30 - The Port of Everett has completed the first phase of its 41st Street freight mobility project, improving the city's heavy haul freight corridor from the Interstate-5 highway to the port.

The USD3.6 million infrastructure project improved the turning radii and capacity between the I-5 and the port to better facilitate the movement of freight traffic for standard and oversized loads.

The major highway intersections to receive an overhaul include 41st and Rucker, Pacific and Rucker, and Pacific and West Marine View Drive.

Everett's port commission also recently authorised port staff to solicit construction bids for the port's South Terminal Modernisation project.

This capital improvement project, combined with the double rail siding that is currently under construction, will ensure the port's facilities are ready to support the next generation of over-dimensional cargo, including aerospace parts for the new Boeing 777X aircraft that is coming on line in late-2018, as HLPFI reported here.

The South Terminal facility is a key piece of this modernisation effort. The dock was originally built in the 1970s for log operations, and is being strengthened to accommodate heavier cargoes. The bid package is expected to be revealed this month, with construction anticipated to begin in April 2018 and lasting through December 2019.

Located in Washington, USA the Port of Everett specialises in the handling of high-value, over-dimensional cargoes.