Portland, South Portland try again to secure federal funds for waterfront dredging

Jan 26, 2023 | News

The cities of Portland and South Portland will again apply for federal transportation funds to help pay for a proposed dredging project.

The two cities are looking for about $10 million, the last of the funds needed to move forward with waterfront dredging.

Many Portland harbor piers, marinas and ramps haven’t been dredged in about 70 years. Sand and silt has built up over time, lowering water depths and available berthing for…

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