Gov. Lincoln Chafee and House Speaker Gordon Fox have announced a plan to mark the start of the long-awaited dredging project at the Port of Davisville on Thursday.
This $7.5 million dredging program is intended to allow ships to more easily access the port by ensuring a regular depth of 32 feet below the low water line, reports boston.com.
Currently, the Port of Davisville offers 4,500 linear feet of berthing space, consisting of two piers (each 1,200 feet in length), a bulkhead, 29 ft controlling depth – mean low water (MLW), on-dock rail, and a 14 acre lay down area.
Dredging Today Staff, October 25, 2012