Last week the dredging of the port of Savannah was named among seven infrastructure projects of national significance.Those projects on the list have been moved to the express lane for completion and final federal review of the projects is set for completion by November. The deepening of the port is just one component of President Barack Obama’s “We Can’t Wait” Initiative, and is widely regarding as the most important infrastructure improvement project in the state. Other ports on the Eastern Seaboard will also undergo renovations and improvements, including, Charleston, Jacksonville, Miami, New York, New Jersey.
Leaders across Georgia have commended the President’s announcement, including Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, “This is critical for the entire state of Georgia, and is yet another example of the importance of working together across bipartisan and regional lines to keep us competitive and create jobs,” as well as U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss, “I am glad to see that the administration recognizes the importance of the Port of Savannah,” and U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, “This is a positive step by the administration in recognizing the importance of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project to our nation’s economy. We must be prepared for the larger vessels of the future, and I hope we can build on this momentum and begin the actual harbor deepening in Savannah as soon as possible.”
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