Port of Los Angeles secures $233 million in state infrastructure grants

Port of Los Angeles secures $233 million in state infrastructure grants

The State of California has given the Port of Los Angeles $233 million in funding to finish critical infrastructure improvements aimed at establishing a more efficient and sustainable supply chain.

The grants were among $1.5 billion announced by California Transportation Secretary, Toks Omishakin, at a ceremony attended by officials from ports across Southern California.  

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Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass, said: “When we invest in infrastructure, we are also investing in our workforce, in our nearby communities and in the port’s ability to safely and consistently send and receive goods.

“I thank Gov. Newsom and California Transportation Secretary Omishakin for awarding these critical funds to the Port of Los Angeles so that we can continue to work towards a more secure, sustainable supply chain.”

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The port’s Executive Director, Gene Seroka, added: “This nearly quarter-billion-dollar investment in critical Port of Los Angeles projects –– along with an additional $191 million in supporting regional projects –– will accelerate our efforts to boost competitiveness, create jobs and enhance decarbonisation efforts.

“We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Gov. Newsom, CalSTA Secretary Toks Omishakin and our state legislators for this historic commitment to building a more resilient California freight system.”

According to the port, infrastructure projects financed by the new state funding include:

  • Maritime Support Facility (MSF) Improvement and Expansion Project
  • Rail Mainline/Wilmington Community & Waterfront Pedestrian Grade Separation Bridge
  • State Route 47/Seaside Avenue and Navy Way Interchange Improvements

In March 2023, officials from the Port of Los Angeles broke ground on the $10.3 million Front Street Beautification Project on the LA Waterfront in a ceremonial launch.

More recently, the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners gave its approval to a $2 billion annual budget for the port for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023/24.

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