- Associated Press - Friday, January 29, 2016

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - The board of the North Carolina Ports Authority has agreed to spend up to $22 million to widen the ship turning basin at the Port of Wilmington.

The StarNews of Wilmington reports (https://bit.ly/1ZYk6qyt ) that the work is needed so a new generation of larger containerships can turn when they get to the docks.

Under the plan, the turning basin will be enlarged from the existing 1,200 feet to 1,400 feet. The agency will open bids for the work next week.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of June.

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Information from: The StarNews, https://starnewsonline.com

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