New Haven to get $223 million to protect Long Wharf, deepen harbor

The largest amount, $160.3 million, will help to protect Long Wharf from flooding because of large storms and climate change. The city also will receive $63 million to complete the project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge and widen the harbor’s shipping channel to make it more navigable by large ships. The Long Wharf protection plan is “a resilience project,” city Engineer Giovanni Zinn said. The New Haven Harbor project will deepen the channel 5 feet to a total of 40 feet, and widen the channel and turning basin so larger ships can dock at the New Haven Terminal without having to lighten their load outside the breakwater. “This federal funding is a game-changer,” DeLauro said in a release.

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