New marine terminal planned for The Dalles

A new $6 million marine terminal planned for The Dalles would create jobs and bring more traffic into downtown The Dalles.

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A new marine terminal planned for The Dalles would include a jib crane capable of lifting five tons of cargo, as well as docks for cruise ships.

The $6 million project will create 62 jobs, and is funded partially by a $2 million federal Economic Development Administration grant to the city and the Port of The Dalles.

“This is sort of the last funding piece that allows us to complete all of the elements,” The Dalles City Manager Nolan Young said.

Young said the accommodations for cruise ships and the recreational floating dock will draw more traffic to the downtown district of The Dalles, which was separated from the waterfront when Interstate 84 was built in the 1960s. The city built an underpass six years ago, Young said, and this project will add public restrooms, more than 40 parking spaces and a festival area to the district.


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