MCC Cement Will Benefit the San Diego Region
The MCC project will:
- Support use of the currently underutilized Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal (TAMT) and enhance opportunities for smart development in the port and region
- Fortify cement supply in San Diego County for roads, housing, school improvements and bayfront developments
- Utilize a state-of the-art facility for importing, storing, and distributing cement in the region with clean, green electric offloading and operating equipment at the port, consistent with the goals of the Maritime Clean Air Strategy (MCAS) and the Community Emissions Reduction Plan (CERP).
- Decrease diesel emissions and expected miles currently traveled annually by cement delivery trucks to San Diego from the high desert—currently up to 400 miles, round trip.
Transportation – Housing – Jobs
A number of projects are planned and will need cement to be developed. These projects will directly benefit the quality of life in the San Diego community by reducing congestion, increasing housing access, and supporting jobs.
- Chula Vista Bayfront Project development
- School improvements, like the modernization work planned for San Diego High School
- Redevelopment of San Diego International Airport’s Terminal 1
- Housing for 7,500 military and their families
- San Diego housing for 388,000 additional units (85% expected to be multi-family homes)
- New tunnel and 156 miles of Trolley and SPRINTER systems
- Nearly 10 miles of Express Lanes on Interstates 5, 15, and 805, as well as State Routes 52, 54, 78, 94, and 125 will be added
- New Port of Entry at Otay Mesa East, and 2.5-mile 4-lane highway on State Route 11