The work calls for designing and constructing the first phase of a 35-acre rail yard for storing and inspecting manifest trains, a lead track to connect the yard to Union Pacific Railroad's line and track connections to the city of Oakland's proposed Gateway rail development.
Estimated to cost $55 million, the project also includes coordination with related UP-performed work and adjacent city-performed work, and the protection and/or relocation of fuel, gas, electrical, water, communications and sewer utilities.
The port also is soliciting proposals until tomorrow for a heavy freight railroad and rail yard operator for the project's first phase. The selected operator will enter into a rail operating agreement relating to the operation and maintenance of the new Phase I yard. While the yard is being designed, the chosen operator will provide design review input to the selected design-build contractor and help the port develop an access agreement with the city for rail service provided to city-owned property.
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