On July 1, 2012, Norfolk Southern opened the first new intermodal terminal as part of its Crescent Corridor project: the Memphis Regional Intermodal Facility at Rossville, TN. Rossville is the first of four anchors Norfolk Southern is building to move freight between the Gulf Coast and Atlantic ports in New Jersey and New York.
The $112 million facility in Rossville is part of a $2.5 billion undertaking by the railroad that covers 2,500 miles of territory where a large amount of freight has not historically moved by rail. The federal government put up $52.5 million in infrastructure incentives for the Rossville project.
Ajax Paving Industries has placed nearly 30,000 Square Yards of 16″ Portland Cement Concrete for this project, which will be used as rigid support for overhead container lifting devices. The project also consisted of over 200,000 Square Yards of Cement Treated Base, which is used as a rigid driving surface.