The planned deepening and extension of the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority’s docking facilities means that the port will be able to handle a wider array of cargo simultaneously.
On Friday, the authority announced that $18 million would be awarded from New York state for the extension of the port’s facilities.
The $18 million is the final piece of funding needed to start the port project and to begin making repairs on the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge.
The work on the port will come first.
“The Army Corps of Engineers project for the port is all permitted, approved and ready to go,” Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority Executive Director Wade A. Davis said. “So we will be figuring out how to put that out to bid with the Army Corps of Engineers and the bridge project is in the planning stage still.”
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