Port Everglades Harbor FL (C)

May 2024


Port Everglades Harbor, FL 
Construction (C)
Congressional Districts: 20, 23, 25


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.


Estimated Total Cost  $517,611,000
Estimated Federal Cost     $367,165,000


     a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation thru FY23 $29,100,000
Allocation for FY24 $0
President's Budget FY25  $0



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


The project is undergoing significant environmental analysis by supplementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), supplementing the consultation under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), obtaining a Water Quality Certification, and completing Section 103 concurrence.

Environmental design, tasks and reports are completed in consultation with an interagency working group with representatives from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), Florida Wildlife Commission (FWC) and Broward County.

The project received $29.1 million dollars in the Fiscal Year 2020 Work Plan for the US Coast Guard Reconfiguration construction new start. A Project Partnership Agreement was executed in December 2020. A revised draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) was released in the Federal Register in Feb 2022. The final SEIS and Record of Decision is scheduled for completion in Mar 2025. The U.S. Coast Guard Station Ft. Lauderdale contract solicitation is scheduled in summer 2025. Construction New Start coordination is on-going with the USACE Vertical Staff. 


Port Everglades Harbor Deepening Investigation map