Port of Gulfport wants channel deepened to 47 feet

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Port of Gulfport leaders want to see the Gulfport shipping channel deepened to 47 feet. But to do that, the US Army Corps of Engineers must sign off on the project.

A feasibility study announced Thursday is step one in that process.

Public comments will be included in the study. If you'd like to give your opinion on the project, a public meeting will be held Tuesday, May 21 from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Marriott Courtyard Gulfport Beachfront Hotel (1600 East Beach Boulevard).

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