Port Everglades Harbor FL (C)

June 2021

FACT SHEET

Port Everglades Harbor, FL 
Construction (C)
Congressional Districts: 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

1. DESCRIPTION

The navigation project at Port Everglades is authorized by the River and Harbors Act of 1930, as amended. The Port Everglades study is authorized through House Document 126, 103rd Congress, 1st Session, and House Document 144, 93rd Congress, and by a resolution of the House Committee on Transportation dated 9 May 1996. In response to the study authority, the feasibility study was initiated in 1997. The Chief of Engineers Report, dated 25 June 2015, submitted the Final Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement on navigation improvements for Port Everglades, Broward County, Florida to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (ASA) Civil Works (CW) for transmission to Congress. The ASA (CW) signed the Record of Decision and transmitted the report to Congress on 29 January 2016. The Port Everglades Navigation Improvements Project is authorized for construction in Section 1401(1.)(4.) of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016. The Project consists of widening and deepening major channels and basins within the Port, along with environmental mitigation, monitoring and coral propagation. Another segment of the project is a reconfiguration of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Station Ft. Lauderdale that is necessary to allow channel widening.

2. FUNDING

Estimated Total Cost  $509,600,000
Estimated Federal Cost  $394,800,000
Allocation thru FY20  $34,687,000
Allocation for FY21 $0
President’s Budget FY22 $0

 

3. SPONSOR

Port Everglades Department
Broward County
1850 Eller Drive
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

4. STATUS

 

The project received $29.1 million dollars in the Fiscal Year 2020 Work Plan for the US Coast Guard Station Ft. Lauderdale Reconfiguration construction new start. The Project Partnership Agreement between the Department of the Army and Broward County, FL for Port Everglades, Florida Project was executed on 14 December 2020. The draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was released for public review on 18 December 2020. The Final Supplemental EIS/Record of Decision i scheduled for completion in May 2021. The Corps is scheduled to receive the State of Florida Final Water Quality Certificate is December 2021. The reconfiguration of the U.S. Coast Guard Station Ft. Lauderdale construction contract award is scheduled in summer 2022. The deepening and widening of Port Everglades construction contract award is scheduled summer 2023. 

Port Everglades Harbor Deepening Investigation map