BUFFALO, NY --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District has announced a contract solicitation to deepen the Ogdensburg Harbor, April 22 2021, to modify a 300 foot by 500 foot section of the federal channel to an authorized depth from 19 feet to 27 feet.
The deepening and terminal expansion will allow two vessels to dock simultaneously and unload cargo completely, thus decreasing offloading costs.
Funding for this project is costs shared 65% federal and 35% non-federal, with the total project costing $6.9 million.
“Whether it’s more business or increased shipments from current customers, the Ogdensburg Harbor will now, quite literally, be more open for business,” said U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer. “I was proud to work side-by-side with OBPA, NYSDOT and USACE to ensure that federal funding for this project was not withdrawn while additional funding was secured. With full funding now locked in place, this long awaited project will allow Port of Ogdensburg to continue to play a key role in the region’s economy.”
"Our project at Ogdensburg Harbor is an investment which will improve the economic importance and benefits the harbor provides to the area. It is a critical time to invest in our Nation’s infrastructure and the Great Lakes ports and harbors would greatly benefit from an administration infrastructure bill," said LTC Eli Adams, Buffalo District Commander. “The Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority has been a great partner on this project. We would also not be where we are today without elected officials prioritizing the deepening project.”
“On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority, I would like to thank Senators Schumer and Gillibrand and Congresswoman Stefanik for their assistance in making this valuable economic project a reality.” said Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority Chairman Vernon “Sam” Burns. “It’s been my pleasure to listen to Senator Schumer explain the importance of the Port to the economy of the North Country and the possibilities of future expansion. This is only the beginning of the increased activity at the Port of Ogdensburg. Thanks again!”
In addition to the federal contract, the project sponsor Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority and their A/E firm Foth Engineering will construct a 500-foot terminal expansion on a separate contract.
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