San Juan Harbor Improvements PR (C)

April 2022


San Juan Harbor Improvements, PR
Construction (C)
Congressional District: Puerto Rico


San Juan Harbor is located in the north coast of Puerto Pico and is the Island’s principal port. The majority of the commonwealth’s waterborne cargo and cruise ships pass through San Juan Harbor. The harbor currently suffers from shipping inefficiencies due to limited channel width and safety restrictions which do not allow for two-way traffic. Certain sizes of container and cargo vessels cannot exit the port through the Graving Dock area due to limited depth and width and have to turn and transit by the Army Terminal creating delays with incoming ships using the same channels. Cruise ship docking has also reached its full capacity.


Estimated Total Cost

Estimated Federal Cost

$ 58,747,000

$ 45,561,000

  1. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation thru FY21 (PED)

Allocation for FY22

President’s Budget FY23

$ 2,177,500



  1. P.L. 117-58: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Supplemental:

Total Work Plan

Allocation for FY22

$ 45,561,000




Puerto Rico Ports Authority
P.O. Box 362829
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936-2829


The feasibility study was completed on 23 Aug 2018, under budget and nearly a month ahead of schedule. Project was subsequently authorized for construction in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 2018. Pre-Construction, Engineering and Design (PED) phase was fully funded by the FY19 Work Plan. Design Agreement was executed on 24 May 2019. Project design is scheduled to be completed in Jun 2022 and contract award is scheduled for Nov 2022.

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