Offer your comments on harbor deepening

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District has released a draft of the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Study, and you’re encouraged to comment on the report.

The project is expected to increase the depth of the current federal channel from 40 feet to 47 feet from the mouth of the St. Johns River to just past the TraPac Container Terminal at JAXPORT’s Dames Point facility.

The deepening is essential to growing the economic impact of Jacksonville’s port facilities, which help support more than 65,000 jobs throughout the region.

To submit your comments, send an email to Paul Stodola at or call (904) 232-3271. Comments must be submitted by July 31, 2013.

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