CSX renews plans for new terminal – Rocky Mount Telegram


The Watch Dog response: Some folk b. & complain because they don’t want to see Rocky Mount grow simply because of the current council.

The tracks have been switched to on again for the on-again, off-again CSX terminal in Edgecombe County.

A new intermodal transportation facility will be built to help industry get products to customers and spur growth in the region, officials with the state Department of Transportation announced Thursday.

“We are very excited to hear of CSX’s announcement today,” said Edgecombe County Manager Eric Evans. “The project itself will be a tremendous boost to our economy, and it will also be a major attraction for other businesses to locate here in our region.”

Evans said the new facility will be built across from N.C. Wesleyan College on land already purchased by CSX.

“It is the same property, just a smaller footprint for the facility,” Evans said.

The newly envisioned 330-acre site will be a traditional intermodal site allowing trucks to bring cargo containers to a rail yard where the containers will be transferred to trains for transport. The facility will serve many industries with efficient access to rail, said Carolinas Gateway Partnership CEO and President Norris Tolson. (Read more)

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