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southport turning notch extension
and upland enhancements project

The project consists of the extension of the Southport Turning Notch to the west to create new cargo berthing area. The first portion of this project included creation of approximately 16 acres of new mangroves on undeveloped Port Everglades property that, after maturing, will be deeded to the State of Florida in exchange for an 8-acre portion of existing conservation easement needed for berth expansion. The second portion of the project includes the marine infrastructure associated with the extension of the Southport Turning Notch by approximately 1,420 feet to the west, with wharf construction, marine and utility infrastructure, and environmental mitigation.

Schedule Start Date End Date
 (Wetlands Enhancement)
 April 2012  December 2013 (Completed)
 (Wetland Enhancement) 
 May 2014  August 2015 (Completed)
 (Berth Construction)
 March 2014  April 2018
 (Berth Construction)
 June 2018  June 2020 (target)

Current Status: The Board of County Commissioners has approved a Construction Manager at Risk Construction Agreement with the Moss/Kiewet Joint Venture to construct the project. The contractor has initiated the preconstruction services phase of the agreement with construction anticipated to begin in December 2017

The Turning Notch Extension Project design is at 60% completion, with completion targeting mid-2018..

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Southport Turning Notch Extension Project.

Aerial image of the port's two upland enhancement areas that include more than 70,000 new mangroves and native water plants.

Upland Mangrove Enhancement Project.

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