San Juan Harbor Improvements PR (C)

May 2023


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


San Juan Harbor is located on 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 experiences shipping inefficiencies due to limited channel depth and width along with navigation restrictions. The Recommended Plan includes widening and deepening the inner harbor channels leading to several petroleum terminal operators within the Army Terminal Turning Basin and deepening the federal channels leading to the cruise ship terminals.


Estimated Total Cost $61,800,000
Estimated Federal Cost    $46,200,000
     a. Regular Civil Works Funds:
Allocation thru FY22 $2,178,000
Allocation for FY23 $0
President's Budget FY24  $0

     b. P.L. 117-58: Bi-Partisan Infrastructure Law:

Total Work Plan $45,600,000
Allocation thru FY22          $45,600,000
Allocation for FY23 $0  



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


The feasibility study was completed on 23 August 2018. The project was authorized for construction in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018. The Pre-Construction, Engineering and Design (PED) phase was fully funded by the FY19 Work Plan. The Design Agreement was executed on 24 May 2019 and the project design was completed in January 2023. The Project Partnership Agreement was executed on 19 January 2023. The contract award is scheduled for May 2023.

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