Cities seek millions to help pay for dredging around Portland, South Portland waterfronts

Jan 26, 2023 | News

Portland, South Portland and the Portland Harbor Commission plan to again apply for millions in federal funding to help pay for dredging around wharves, piers and marinas where silt has built up and reduced water depth and usable berthing space for the boats that use them.

The group’s application, due Feb. 28, seeks $10 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s RAISE (Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity) program.

That money would complete the funding – $22 million has already been committed to the estimated $32 million project, said…

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