Nyssa rail project short up to $5 million as work falls behind schedule

Construction crews are using four times as much rock as expected to make farmland outside Nyssa ready for the Treasure Valley Reload Center. (Malheur County Development Corp.)

NYSSA - The Treasure Valley Reload Center will need another infusion of public money, as much as $5 million, to cover cost overruns and finish construction that’s already underway, according to documents and interviews.

The Nyssa project, intended to give the agriculture industry less costly shipping to more places, continues to fall behind schedule.

That scuttles for this year projections showing 253 train car loads of onions moving out of Nyssa each year from July through September. One project official said he assumed the area’s onion shippers would learn of the delay through news reports.

Officials with the . . .