The Port of Virginia is wider, deeper, safer project to deepen and widen the Norfolk.
Harbor’s commercial shipping channels has secured full federal authorization with today’s approval by the President of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018.
The project’s inclusion in the bill clears the path for The Port of Virginia to become the deepest and safest port on the U.S East Coast.
The dredge work will take the inner harbor’s commercial channels to 55 feet deep and the channel in the Chesapeake Bay to 56 feet deep.
Further, the channel will be widened to as much as 1,400 feet in select areas, which will allow for two-way traffic of ultra-large container vessels.
The project’s target completion date is 2025.