07 Jun Harbor deepening review could be moving into final stage
One of the last hurdles to deepening Charleston Harbor could be cleared beginning this month when an Army Corps of Engineers board makes its final review of the project’s feasibility study.
The agency’s Civil Works Review Board has set June 25 as the date to begin its review of the “Post-45 Deepening Project,” which would prepare the Port of Charleston for supersized cargo vessels passing through a newly expanded Panama Canal.
Following the review, the board will issue a Chief of Engineers report, which is needed to begin construction. The chief’s report, which is expected by September, is what will be used to lobby Congress for money to pay for the deepening project.