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'Major milestone' for Port Everglades dredging project

Containers and ships are in place in this aerial shot of Port Everglades. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it recently completed a final review of a plan to widen and deepen the channel. Work could begin in 2017.

(Courtesy Port Everglades)

Paul OwersContact ReporterSun Sentinel

Army Corps of Engineers completes final review of Port Everglades project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Monday that it has completed its final review for a long-discussed plan to deepen and widen the channel at Port Everglades.

The agency said a report was sent to Congress Jan. 29, and the project will compete with other ventures for funding in future budgets.

The deepening, in the works for nearly two decades, will allow the Broward County port to host massive cargo ships, increase business volume and create more jobs.

Broward Commissioner Chip LaMarca, who has been working closely with the Army Corps, said the final review deals primarily with how the work will be funded.

The completed review …