Connecticut Port Authority Summer 2022 Newsletter

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Connecticut Port Authority State Pier Improvements Project Receives Final In-Water Work Permit, Board of Directors Approves Notice to Proceed for First Phase of Dredging

The Connecticut Port Authority (the Authority) Board of Directors authorized a notice to proceed to its construction manager to begin permitted dredging activities at its State Pier Improvements Project in New London (the Project).


State Pier Infrastructure Improvement Project in New London

It is the goal of the Connecticut Port Authority to make generational improvements to transform the Admiral Harold E. Shear State Pier in New London into a state-of-the-art heavy-lift capable port facility that will accommodate a wide variety of cargoes, including wind turbine generator staging and assembly. The proposed State Pier infrastructure improvements are being designed to address previously identified facility shortcomings, and enhance the State Pier facility and site conditions to accommodate future cargo needs and capitalize on opportunities for the State of Connecticut.

Visit to learn more. The website is updated in real-time and provides access to project updates and timelines, project-specific announcements and documents and frequently asked questions and answers.

Local Waters. Global Solutions.

Connecticut is home to three deepwater ports (Bridgeport, New Haven, and New London) and a multitude of small harbors, rail lines, and interstate highways crisscrossing the state. Connecticut is uniquely located at the intersection of maritime access and distribution networks, and a thriving maritime industry in Connecticut means stronger economic growth across each of these assets.

The Connecticut Port Authority is overseeing new investments in infrastructure, dredging and intermodal terminal capabilities that are expanding the foundation of Connecticut’s maritime industry and building a thriving network of efficient, customizable transportation solutions.

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