Additional support from the state of Maine, Cumberland County, or both, could allow Portland’s long-awaited harbor dredging project to begin in November.
Officials said securing approximately $13 million still remaining, with help from the state or the county, could mean the time-sensitive project would stay on schedule.
Otherwise, the process may not be able to start until 2023 while they wait to reapply and hear back about federal grant funding.
The project as a whole is estimated to cost around $31 million. Last year the cities of Portland and South Portland, along with other co-sponsors of the project, requested approximately $24 million in federal funding, according to Portland Harbor’s web page…