U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin construction of Savannah H - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin construction of Savannah Harbor Expansion Project

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - After 16 years, you can finally count down the days until construction begins on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP).

Crews will start phase one on Thursday by recovering the CSS Georgia, which has been sitting on the floor of the Savannah River since 1864. Crews will bring up the vessel so that they can deepen the channel by five feet in order for bigger vessels to move through the harbor.

“It's a very exciting project,” said GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz. “We were shared some pictures yesterday of the first segment that was brought up as kind of a test, and they've identified the various particles that are still in existence on the floor of the river, and so they are well prepared to start recovering immediately.”

The entire cost of the project is $706 million, and it is being shared between the State of Georgia and the federal government.

Copyright 2015 WTOC. All rights reserved.


  • NewsNewsMore>>

  • Man arrested after barricading self in Bald Pate Road residence

    Man arrested after barricading self in Bald Pate Road residence

    Sunday, June 17 2018 11:42 PM EDT2018-06-18 03:42:01 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media Stock Image)(Source: Raycom Media Stock Image)

    A man is in custody after he barricaded himself in a residence on Bald Pate Road in Bloomingdale.  WTOC's Crystal Howard is on scene working to get more info and bring updates to this story.  Copyright 2018 WTOC. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    A man is in custody after he barricaded himself in a residence on Bald Pate Road in Bloomingdale.  WTOC's Crystal Howard is on scene working to get more info and bring updates to this story.  Copyright 2018 WTOC. All rights reserved.

    More >>
  • One suffering from serious injuries after shooting near West 37th Street

    One suffering from serious injuries after shooting near West 37th Street

    Sunday, June 17 2018 10:16 PM EDT2018-06-18 02:16:50 GMT
    Source: WTOCSource: WTOC

    The Savannah Police Department is investigating a Sunday morning shooting at the intersection of West 37th Street and Harden Street. 

    More >>

    The Savannah Police Department is investigating a Sunday morning shooting at the intersection of West 37th Street and Harden Street. 

    More >>
  • Hwy 170 in Bluffton re-opens after head-on collision

    Hwy 170 in Bluffton re-opens after head-on collision

    Sunday, June 17 2018 10:14 PM EDT2018-06-18 02:14:53 GMT
    (Source: Bluffton PD)(Source: Bluffton PD)

    Bluffton Police said both lanes on Highway 170 in between the two entrances to the Heritage at New Riverside are closed due to a head-on collision.  

    More >>

    Bluffton Police said both lanes on Highway 170 in between the two entrances to the Heritage at New Riverside are closed due to a head-on collision.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly