Business & economy

Money to construct Nyssa rail reload center delayed

State officials are expected to release about $23 million to help fund the construction of a rail reload facility north of Nyssa in March. (Graphic courtesy of Malheur County Economic Development).

VALE – State money to build a rail reload center north of Nyssa, expected to be in hand by New Year’s Day, instead won’t flow to the local economic development project until at least March.

Two other key elements are also falling behind schedule – buying the land for the industrial project and finishing the design.

But Greg Smith, the county economic development officer, said he expected to catch up and that construction could start in the spring. That would advance by half a year when dirt would move for the project.

State transportation officials most likely would by March release about $23 million . . .