Corps Completes Arthur Kill Dredging

Staff | September 28, 2010

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York District and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced March 6 the completion of the Arthur Kill Channel 41-foot navigation project. The project entailed deepening the channel from 35 feet to 41 feet in the Elizabeth, N.J., Port Reach and the North of Shooter's Island Reach, N.Y., areas of the channel. The Arthur Kill navigation project is part of an overall harbor deepening program that is being conducted by the corps and the Port Authority in the Port of New York and New Jersey. The Arthur Kill Channel 41-foot navigation project spans the New York/New Jersey Harbor from the confluence of the Kill Van Kull and Newark Bay Channels to the New York Container Terminal in Staten Island and is an important link in the harbor estuary system. The total cost-shared project cost is approximately $190,000,000.