Jacksonville, Fla. – The U.S Army Corps of Engineers announces the official construction completion on the Miami Harbor Deepening and Widening Project, the first major port deepening to a 50-feet depth in the southeastern United States. Along with deepening, which was finished in September, mitigation construction is also completed. Recent monitoring shows the mitigation features are functioning successfully.
“We are pleased at the success of the mitigation features,” said the Corps’ Jacksonville District Commander, Col. Jason A. Kirk. “The features include nearly 17 acres of seagrass and 12 acres of artificial reef.”