The Port of Los Angeles has approved $127 million for two projects related to modernization of the TraPac container terminal.
Port commissioners awarded Costa Mesa-based S. J. Amoroso Construction Co. a $71.5 million contract for new buildings and truck entrance and exit gates at TraPac’s rear berths 136-139. The work includes a new administration building designed to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standard, a new yard operations building, truck scales and a pedestrian bridge.
The second contract is a $55.7 million grade separation project awarded to Sacramento area-based MCM Construction. The South Wilmington grade separation involves building an elevated 4,100-foot roadway that links Harry Bridges Boulevard, Pier A Street and Fries Avenue to TraPac’s new entrance and separates trucks from rail operations for safer and more efficient flow of traffic.
Both projects are part of a $365 million expansion of the TraPac terminal due to be completed in 2016. In 2009, the port, TraPac and its parent company, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), signed a 30-year lease. - Chris Dupin