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Mississippi River 50-foot deepening gets $85M this year

Container yard and container crane at Port of New Orleans. City skyline in background

PortandTerminal.com, February 11, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) yesterday announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2020 Work Plan includes critical funding for infrastructure projects in Louisiana, including $85 million to deepen the Mississippi River to 50 feet. Deepening the river will enable the Port of New Orleans to move more traffic and cargo, while the state …

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