“As a state senator, Craig Lewis dedicated himself to community service and economic development,” said Cawley. “That is why Norfolk Southern could not have selected a more appropriate project to dedicate to his memory.”
“Craig was a fine man who honorably served his district and constituents,” said Tomlinson. “I am proud to have followed his legacy in the Senate and to have called him my friend.”
“Craig was a dear friend and a trusted colleague. He quickly grasped the strategic importance of the Northwest Gateway Project for the City of Lancaster, Franklin & Marshall College, and Lancaster General Health,” said Fry. “He became our partner in addressing the many technical and logistical hurdles involved with making this project a reality. I am very pleased that Norfolk Southern has chosen to honor Craig for his service to their company and to this community by naming this rail facility the H. Craig Lewis Yard.”
The expansion of Lewis Yard began in early 2009 following several years of studies and design and will be completed next month. The yard expansion is part of the Lancaster Northwest Gateway Project, a $75 million plan to remediate and redevelop approximately 75 acres of urban brownfields to enhance economic development opportunities in the City of Lancaster by connecting the city street grid system, creating urban green spaces, and providing campus development sites for Franklin & Marshall College and Lancaster General Health on land formerly owned by Armstrong World Industries and NS. The final segment of the Gateway Project will begin in the spring of 2014 when the railroad transfers ownership of approximately 28 acres of its yard east of Dillerville Road to Franklin & Marshall and Lancaster General. This work is expected to take 12 months to complete.
Norfolk Southern Corporation is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal and industrial products.
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