Experts mum about need for costly extra Nyssa rail spur

Railroad ties are stocked outside of Nyssa on Tuesday, April 12, to be used on miles of rail track planned for the Treasure Valley Reload Center. One $2.7 million track remains optional, officials say. (The Enterprise/LES ZAITZ)

NYSSA – As officials discuss the fate of the Treasure Valley Reload Center, there have been repeated references to something called Track C.

The track is one of four proposed to run on the reload center’s property north of Nyssa.

And it’s costly.

Contractors who bid to install that nearly one mile of track set the price at $4.4 million for that single spur. The cost would represent a significant portion of $26 million budgeted for the entire project.

Now project leaders are considering whether to build Track C at all.

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