- Associated Press - Monday, November 13, 2017

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Georgia port officials will spend $42 million to untie road and rail congestion around Savannah’s docks.

The Georgia Ports Authority approved work Monday that’s part of a larger $128 million project.

The Savannah Morning News reports plans include a bridge over a frequently-blocked rail crossing on Georgia 25 in Garden City.

Also planned are two railroad bridges over a canal.

Ultimately, the $128 million project will combine rail yards operated by CSX Corp. and Norfolk Southern Corp. The new terminal will allow 2-mile (3.25-kilometer) trains to be loaded with double-stacked cargo containers. The railroads will be able to ship 1 million containers yearly from Savannah, up from 500,000 now.

The board also approved additional truck gates feeding a new connector to Interstate 95, which could take traffic off local streets.

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Information from: Savannah Morning News, http://www.savannahnow.com


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