Monday, September 25, 2023

Public open house scheduled for Wilmington harbor project, comment period open

The project scope of proposed Wilmington harbor improvements. (Courtesy USACE)

WILMINGTON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District is conducting a public comment period through June 30 and will host a public open house on June 13.

USACE, in partnership with the North Carolina State Ports Authority, is conducting an evaluation of technical and policy concerns in improvements to the Wilmington harboro, including deepening the main channel from 42 feet to 47 feet. The report and environmental impact statement is estimated to cost $8.5 million with an anticipated timeline of four years.

Community members can submit public comments on the project’s web page through June 30.

The meeting — beginning at 4 p.m. in Cape Fear Community College’s Union Station Building — will allow the public to visit various stations, ask questions and learn more about the project. Upon arrival, participants will view an introduction video with the open house following at 4:30 p.m. During the event, USACE will give presentations at 4:30 p.m. and a repeat presentation at 6 p.m.

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