ALBANY, NY — The U.S. Department of Transportation
Secretary announces the award of more than $241 million in discretionary grant funding for 25 projects to improve port facilities in 19 states and one territory through the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP).
“U.S. maritime ports play a critical role in our supply chains,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg. “These investments in our nation’s ports will help support American jobs, efficient and resilient operations, and faster delivery of goods to the American people.”
The PIDP is in its third year and has already awarded $492 million for 32 projects of regional and national economic significance within its first two years. The program supports efforts by ports and industry stakeholders to improve facility and freight infrastructure to ensure the nation’s freight transportation needs, present and future, are met. It provides planning, operational and capital financing, and project management assistance to improve ports’ capacity and efficiency.
The projects to be funded under this announcement in the Constructioneer area include:
Albany, New York: Offshore Wind Tower Manufacturing Port Project (Awarded $29,500,000)
The project will construct the necessary infrastructure to develop 81 acres of a vacant industrial area along the Hudson River immediately south of the existing Port District into an offshore wind tower manufacturing port. The project will also redevelop an additional 14.5 vacant acres inside the Port of Albany. The project scope encompasses the necessary infrastructure design and construction to develop the Offshore Wind Tower Manufacturing Port. This includes an access bridge and connector roadway, all internal roads, all utility site work and infrastructure, upland preparation, berth dredging, and 500 linear feet of 6,000 lb/sf heavy capacity wharf construction.
New York, New York: South Brooklyn Marine Terminal 35th Street Pier Expansion Project (Awarded $24,970,500)
The project will add a barge berth and an additional crane pad on the western end of the 35th Street Pier. The wharf will be designed to accommodate 400-foot-long barges.