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2014 Media Kit

Port of Baltimore gets funding for critical enhancements

By: | at 07:00 PM | Breakbulk & Projects  

Governor Ehrlich and Board of Public Works approve pavement repair and security firm agreement

Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. and the Board of Public Works approved two contract matters that will provide critical enhancements to the Port of Baltimore.

The first is a repair project at the Dundalk Marine Terminal to repave approximately five acres of road off East Service Road inside the terminal. It will include disconnecting and removing old railroad track and removing existing damaged pavement. The contract will be awarded to P. Flanigan & Sons, Inc., of Baltimore, in the amount of $4.86 million. The project is expected to take one year to complete. The contract was publicly advertised for competitive bids.

‘This project will enhance the physical infrastructure of the Port of Baltimore,’ said Governor Ehrlich. ‘Our administration will continue to strengthen this critical economic engine for the State of Maryland, which enjoys record growth.’

The Board of Public Works also approved a contract modification to add additional funds to a contract for Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., of Baltimore. Securitas provides security at all six of the MPA’s public marine terminals and the World Trade Center in Baltimore. A modification in the amount of $450,000 was requested by the Maryland Port Administration (MPA) to conform to the United States Coast Guard initiative for increased security requirements at the Port of Baltimore. A renewal of this contract for Securitas to provide security at MPA facilities was approved by the Board of Public Works last fall. Since then, the Coast Guard has requested additional security resources that would be funded through this modification.