On March 11, 2022, Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, USACE Commanding General and 55th Chief of Engineers, signed the Brunswick Harbor Navigation Project Chiefs Report.
The Army Corps’ Savannah District seeks to reduce transportation cost inefficiencies at Brunswick Harbor.
The recommended plan is a combination of a bend widener, turning basin expansion, a vessel meeting area at St. Simons Sound.
The plan, now pending congressional approval, includes dredging a total of approximately 551,000 cubic yards to a depth equal to the existing federal channel.
According to the Corps, material dredged from the project is to be placed at the existing Andrews Island Dredged Material Containment Area (DMCA).
USACE anticipates that the cost of Brunswick Harbor dredging project will be around $15 million.