CP Transfer Junction

The Project.

This project, termed the Berth 200 Rail Yard, provided 20,000 track feet, capacity for more than 500 rail cars, and administration and service buildings on a 28-acre site. Leighton completed five task orders under an as-call contract related to the Berth 200 Rail Yard project, including assessment and hazardous removal in the CP Transfer Junction (CPTJ) area.


Harbor Department


San Pedro, CA


  • Environmental

Project Fact:

The Port of Los Angeles (POLA) agreed to relocate the Pier A Rail Yard to accommodate expansion of the TraPac terminal.

The Leighton Solution.

In preparation for the Berth 200 Rail Yard project, Leighton was issued a work order to prepare and submit a workplan to define the limits of hazardous materials within the CPTJ area. Construction could not commence until all hazardous materials were removed. Within two months the workplan was approved by LARWQCB and Leighton was on site for implementation.

The field investigation included trenching and two extensive sampling events. Based on the investigation results, a removal action plan was submitted, approved, and – within an eight-week schedule – implemented. Nine 55-gallon drums of RCRA Hazardous soil, 101 tons of soil containing asbestos, and more than 10,000 tons of non-hazardous waste were removed.

The CPTJ site was turned over to the Berth 200 Rail Yard contractor as scheduled.