WILMINGTON – Maintenance dredging of the channel entrance to Wilmington Harbor is expected to begin this winter.
The harbor is one of three that will be dredged later this year, according to an Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District release.
The district last week awarded a $23.9 million contract to Manson Construction Co., which is headquartered in Seattle, to dredge the harbor in Wilmington and Georgia’s Savannah Harbor and Brunswick Harbor.
The contract includes an option to award Manson a contract to dredge the Morehead City Harbor by the end of November, pending results of an upcoming survey to measure the channel entrance’s current depths and compare them with the authorized depths, according to the release.
If a contract is awarded for the Morehead City Harbor, dredging would be done next year.