Source: Maritime Exchange: The Beacon
May 14th 2015
The Army Corps of Engineers has approved an additional $62.5 million in funding for the Delaware River 45 foot Main Channel Deepening project. Congress had already approved $35 million for the project in the 2015 Corps budget.
In addition to deepening the channel adjacent to Broadkill Beach, this accelerated funding will also be utilized to deepen the channel from just north of Edgemoor, Del. to the city of Chester, PA.
To date, $209 million in federal funding has been appropriated, and the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, as the local sponsor, has contributed $92 million.
It is anticipated the 102.5-mile project in its entirety will be complete by 2017.