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Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor kicks off $77M in projects

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More than $77 million in infrastructure and expansion projects are now being developed at the Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor.

Projects in various phases of development include construction of a highway bridge entering the port, three new ship berths, a new bulk warehouse, two new rail yards, industrial site development, and extensive dock and rail rehabilitation throughout the 600-acre port, Ports of Indiana officials said in a press release.

"This port is going through a transformational multiyear expansion and the amount of construction happening right now exceeds every year since the port was built in the 1960s," said Ports of Indiana CEO Jody Peacock.

Current projects include the construction of a $35.4 million dual bridge entrance to the port. The Indiana Department of Transportation is constructing highway bridges that will serve as the two inbound and two outbound lanes connecting the port to State Road 249.

The port is also developing a $25 million multimodal project, which is partially funded by a $9.85 million U.S. Department of Transportation FASTLANE grant. The project includes the construction of three ship berths and two rail yards. Once completed, the project will increase port capacity for handling ocean vessels by 35% and for handling rail cars by 1,200%.

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