New York and New Jersey harbour deepening in final stages

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The USA’s New York and New Jersey harbour deepening project has been completed after more than 20 years and US$1.6 billion of improvements.

Now finished, the project was carried out to create a safe and efficient route for large container and cruise ships.

The project was undertaken by the US Army Corps of Engineers (New York District), the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the States of New York and New Jersey, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) Fisheries.

The harbour-deepening project has begun transitioning from a Corps Civil Works construction deepening project to the Corps Operations Division for maintenance, as the planned depth for each navigation channel is achieved and a controlling depth report is issued.

The final transition to maintenance work is expected to occur over the next several months.

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