WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Terminal Railroad got a boost in funding from the state for track upgrades.
North Carolina Department of Transportation distributed $12 million in grants to short-line railroads for infrastructure improvements.
In New Hanover County, the Wilmington railroad will see repairs along its main line and in the Wilmington yard with its awarded $574,914.
The matching grants come from the NCDOT’s Freight Rail and Rail Crossing Safety Improvement Program — established in 2013 — which supports rail infrastructure health, safety and performance throughout the state.
Awarded funds are matched with railroad investments to contribute approximately $24 million in improvements statewide. Combined, the projects support 52 railroad bridges and nearly 123 miles of track.
Wilmington’s grant was one of 13 handed out this week.
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