The Los Angeles Harbor Commission on Thursday approved $7.5 million for the final phase of the Port of Los Angeles’ main channel deepening project to take the port’s main navigational channels and basins to a 53-foot depth.
“Channel deepening has been our single most important infrastructure priority,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Geraldine Knatz. “The completion of this project is critical to meeting the needs of the shipping lines that call at our port and growing our cargo business well into the future.”
Dredging of the port's main channel and turning basins has already been completed. The final phase of the project involves removal of dredge surcharge material and completion of a shallow water habitat in the outer harbor.
The 15-year, $370 million project will be completed in early 2013. - Eric Johnson