State Project #X050-POR/T10.00
The Federal Highway Administration had determined that the Prichard Intermodal Development Site Project will have no significant impact on the human and natural
environment. This finding is based on the project’s Environmental Assessment (EA), approved on October 4, 2011. The EA analysis provides sufficient evidence for determining
that an Environmental Impact Statement is not required.
The Prichard Intermodal Development Site Project involves construction of a new intermodal terminal facility in Prichard, West Virginia. The proposed intermodal facility
will be a component of the National Heartland Corridor Clearance Project, which will provide double-stack clearance along railroad lines from Roanoke, Virginia to Columbus,
Ohio, passing through southern West Virginia.
The Commenting Period ended March 2, 2012.
About the Project
The Prichard Intermodal Facility Project consists of constructing a new intermodal facility in Prichard, WV; an approximately 100 acre site located adjacent to the Norfolk Southern railroad. The site is bordered by the Big Sandy River on the west, which is also a border between West Virginia and Kentucky. Land for this facility is currently owned by Norfolk Southern and private property owners.
The project is intended to provide a long term and stable economic stimulus through the construction and operation of an intermodal facility in conjunction with the Heartland Corridor. The objective of the project is to stimulate and support economic development within the region and provide and maintain connections to key regional and national transportation corridors.
The Heartland Corridor Project will increase the vertical clearances through railroad tunnels in Mercer, McDowell, Mingo and Wayne counties in southern West Virginia. This will allow double-stacked international and domestic containers to be shipped from the Port of Norfolk to Chicago in less time.
View the Environmental Assessment
Any additional questions or comments can be sent to Sondra Mullins (Sondra.L.Mullins@wv.gov) or Traci Cummings (Traci.L.Cummings@wv.gov).