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Greer Inland Port Cost $16M More Than Expected

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The project will end up costing nearly 16 million dollars more than originally predicted. The project will end up costing nearly 16 million dollars more than originally predicted.
GREER, S.C. -
The price tag for the new inland port in Greer is much higher than previously thought.

The new rail port opened Monday to provide train delivery service from the Upstate to Charleston, but isn't completely finished.

Ports Authority CEO Jim Newsome tells 7 On Your Side the project will end up costing nearly 16 million dollars more than originally predicted.

The board of directors approved some of that funding Tuesday night.

Newsome says most of the extra costs were due to higher than expected construction costs as a result of the wet summer.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission is visiting the Upstate Wednesday along with the CU-ICAR campus in Greenville.

The commission will be updated on the Salters Road improvement project and the new I-85 interchange at I-385.

Reporting by Elizabeth Sanders

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