Efficient and Cost Effective

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay is proposing the Coos Bay Channel Modification Project, which would deepen and widen the Federal navigation channel. The Port is currently in the engineering and design phase of the project, and the design is 90 percent complete!

Another local benefit is that the long-term maintenance of the channel is being coordinated to be handled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The project area is in portions of the Coos Bay Federal Navigation Project main channel, downstream of approximately river mile 8.2.

In addition, this project will include:

  • Federal infrastructure improvements
  • Dredged area
  • Dredge volumes
  • Relocation of aids to navigation

Economic Summary

  • Provides $67 million in transportation cost savings annually
  • Reduces the annual number of deep draft vessel calls from 151 to 120 once the Jordan Cove Project is operational

The next milestone for the Port is to have a draft EIS released to the public in March 2020, with construction expected to begin in May 2021.

Learn more about the Coos Bay Channel Modification.

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Margaret Barber
External Affairs Manager
Oregon International Port of Coos Bay
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