KRPD Board Signs Grant Agreement with IDOT for Master Planning for KRPD #2
The Kaskaskia Regional Port District agreed to a grant award from IDOT to develop a Master Plan for the terminal at KRPD #2. This plan is needed to address the congestion and cargo movement at the two docks and to incorporate the eight acres the District purchased last year to install a third dock. There is a need for a third dock to handle the increasing cargo movement through the terminal.
Recent expansion from Gateway FS and The Material Works (TMW) has also placed a greater demand on the Port’s infrastructure.
Marc Kiehna, Randolph County Commissioner, was helpful in providing a lead to the Port as to the possibility of a planning grant. The proposed four lane highway may come near the KRPD #2 location.
The $90,000 planning grant needs to be matched with $30,000 from the Port. Request for Qualifications will be sent out shortly to select a consultant to work with the Port on the Master Plan.
The Kaskaskia Regional Port District is the 71rd largest port and the 9th largest inland port in the country.
Standing Marc Kiehna, Randolph County Commissioner and sitting George Obernagel, Chairman of KRPD signs grant agreement.