U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to hold public meetings on Port Everglades Harbor

Published July 18, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will hold two public meetings Tuesday, July 23rd at the Broward County/Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, Palm Room A, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Ft. Lauderalde, Fla., to discuss the release of the draft tentatively selected plan for Port Everglades Harbor. Meetings will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., will feature a brief presentation and opportunity for questions and comments from the public. 

**Please bring a government issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport for entrance into the port where the convention center is located.**

The District is conducting a study to deepen Port Everglades’ channel from 42-feet to 48-feet, and widen the entrance channel. The primary objectives of the project are to decrease costs associated with vessel delays from congestion, channel passing restrictions, decrease transportation costs, and increase channel safety and maneuverability for existing and larger vessel use.

Hard copies of the report are located at the following Broward County Public Libraries: North Regional Library, South Regional Library, West Regional Library, and the Main Library. An electronic copy of the draft report and appendices are located at http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/About/DivisionsOffices/Planning/EnvironmentalBranch/EnvironmentalDocuments.aspx#PE .

Official comments may be submitted to Ms. Terri Jordan-Sellers at 904-232-1817 or Terri.Jordan-Sellers@usace.army.mil through August 13, 2013.


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Amanda Ellison

Release no. 13-051