A $10.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will be used for improvements to the Port of Wilmington, Senator Tom Tillis announced, bringing the total to $190 million for the Wilmington region including Brunswick, New Hanover, Columbus, Bladen, Pender Counties has been awarded more than $190 million from the bipartisan legislation. For a list of specific BIL infrastructure grants, click HERE.
Construction will include 4,000 feet of elevated roadway access to the general cargo terminal, relocating the North Gate security checkpoint, improving existing at-grade railroad crossings, adding a truck queuing area and a new badging office with EV charging infrastructure. The project also includes the development of a Terminal Resiliency Plan and a Terminal Emissions Reduction Plan.
“The Port of Wilmington plays an important role in transporting goods throughout North Carolina and is an economic hub in the Wilmington area,” Tillis said. “I have visited the Port of Wilmington multiple times, and understand how crucial it is to continue investing in the port and improving it with updated technology.
“I’m proud to have worked on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that will deliver more than $10.9 million to make these critical improvements to the port.”
Read more about the grant award here.