Hearing to be held on proposed deepening of port channel
by Associated Press
Published: May 20,2013
GULFPORT — A public hearing is scheduled for tomorrow on the state port’s proposal to study deepening the ship channel to as much as 47 feet.
The port has asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to study the feasibility of a deeper ship channel as part of an ongoing environmental assessment of port expansion.
The Sun Herald reports the port’s request to deepen the 20-mile-long ship channel would modify a corps study of port expansion that began about two years ago.
The study already includes expansion of the port’s West Pier, East Pier, north shore and turning basin.
The plan calls for filling about 200 acres of water bottoms for wharfs, bulkheads, terminal facilities, container storage, container-transfer infrastructure and other improvements.
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