The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, said in their latest announcement that the dredging operations are well underway at the Port of Hueneme main channel.
According to USACE, a projected completion date is March 27.
Curtin Maritime Corp., the contractor for the project, will be deepening the port’s federal navigation channels by dredging 385,000 total cubic yards of material.
Deepening the harbor will accommodate Panama-sized vessels, which are currently unable to load to their maximum capacity.
Cost of the project is $10.4 million.
Under the cleanup plan, about 360,000 cubic yards of dredged material will be used to replenish the beach to mitigate beach erosion, which is the most sand placed on and near the beach since 2009.
Another 18,000 cubic yards of unsuitable material will be placed in an existing confined aquatic disposal site in the harbor.