Del. River deepening project to solicit bids soon

    The Army Corps of Engineers plans to open bids for a project to deepen a 9.5-mile stretch of the Delaware River main channel.

    The News Journal of Wilmington reports that corps managers are scheduled to open bids July 10 for a roughly $20 million section between the Walt Whitman Bridge and the southwestern end of Philadelphia International Airport. The contract could be awarded in August.
    A contract for a 14-mile segment between Port Penn and the Woodland Beach area east of Smyrna could be awarded in September.

    The projects still face some uncertainty. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has yet to rule on New Jersey-led claims that federal officials short-circuited environmental and state regulatory review mandates

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