Friday, April 19, 2024

This industrial park got more than half a million dollars. Here’s where that’s going

This barge is getting a makeover.

The Virginia Port Authority awarded a $506,508 grant to the Newport News Seafood Industrial Park for improvements.

“The grant funds will be used for the South Barge Mooring Modifications project, which is designed to refurbish and improve the current heavy barge mooring on the southern side of the commercial pier,” according to the city’s news release. “This project will create much needed additional capacity at the pier to accommodate a greater variety of larger vessels and nearly doubling the number of vessels allowed at this section of the pier.”

The grant also will go toward new safety equipment at the pier and concrete pilings to replace the wooden mooring structure.

Construction starts later this summer.


Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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