More money for a deeper Jaxport
Florida’s department of transportation (FDOT) in the USA has awarded the port of Jacksonville (Jaxport) an additional USD 35.3 million in funding for the Jacksonville harbour deepening project. The funding will be used toward exercising the second phase of the US army corps of engineers’ contract B, which will deepen the project’s next 4 km.
To date, the state of Florida has contributed nearly USD 71.5 million towards harbour deepening. That funding, combined with financial support from the federal government and a private tenant, helps keep the project two years ahead of schedule with anticipated completion in 2023.
The Jacksonville harbour deepening project is divided into four segments, contracts A-D, which make up the full length of the 21-km federally authorised project. (fd)