The Port of Iberia recently completed another step to deepen the Acadiana Gulf of Mexico Access channel (AGMAC). As required by the Corps of Engineers, four pipelines have been lowered to prepare for dredging from the port to the Gulf of Mexico via the Intracoastal Canal. The AGMAC project will create a 16’ depth in the Commercial Canal up to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. The Port recently received bids from potential dredging contractors and expect to award the contract soon. Dredging should begin before the end of the year with expected completion by the end of 2022. This $38 million dollar project is funded by the State of Louisiana Capital Outlay funds.
“This has been a long process and we are excited to be closer to dredging,” stated Craig Romero, Port of Iberia Executive Director. “This project will give the Port of Iberia the capability of allowing much larger vessels to access our port, therefore creating more job opportunities for all of Acadiana. I’d like to thank our entire Acadiana legislative delegation for securing the necessary funding to make this project possible.”