Oakland Harbor -50 Feet Navigation Improvement

OAKLAND HARBOR DEEPENING – 50 FEET
CONSTRUCTION

PROJECT LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION

Oakland Harbor is located on the eastern shore of central San Francisco Bay immediately south of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in the City of Oakland. It is the third largest container port on the West Coast and the fifth largest in the nation. The objective of this project is to deepen the Federal channels of the Oakland Harbor and Port-maintained berths from a depth of -42 feet Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW) to -50 feet MLLW. Approximately 12.8 million cubic yards of the sediment dredged during this project was used to create environmental enhancement and wetland habitat at the Middle Harbor Enhancement Area (MHEA), the Hamilton Army Airfield Wetlands Restoration project (HWRP), and the Montezuma Wetlands Restoration project (MWRP).

TOTAL FUNDING

 

TOTAL COST

$ 440,060,000

FEDERAL COST 

$ 261,665,000

NON-FEDERAL COST

$ 178,395,000

 

 

TOTAL FEDERAL COST THROUGH FY 2021

$ 253,365,000

FY 2022 BUDGET

$    8,000,000

COST TO COMPLETE

$                 0

   


FY 20 AND FY 21 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Deepening to -50 Ft MLLW completed in January 2010.
  • There has been a lengthy ongoing dialogue with the stakeholders regarding the Middle Harbor Enhancement Area and a very vocal disagreement regarding whether the MHEA has been sufficiently constructed, whether it’s technically “complete”, and if there is more work to do.
  • The PDT and sponsor, Port of Oakland, in coordination with the Technical Advisory Committee, have developed a plan to finish the beach and marsh features with the goal of achieving original design criteria.
  • Updated cost estimates have been developed and indicate that 902 limit has not been exceeded.  Additional funds are being requested to complete construction.
  • Environmental monitoring is required over the next 10 years. An FY23 Budget request for monitoring funds has bene submitted to HQ. Funds were provided to USGS to fulfill monitoring requirements over the next two years.

ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATION

  • The Port of Oakland is the Non-Federal Sponsor (NFS).
  • Funding to complete construction was received in FY 2016. Additional funds were received in FY 2017.
  • The Chief’s Report for the deepening was signed 21 April 1999, and a Design Agreement for Preconstruction Engineering and Design (PED) of the -50 foot MLLW project was executed on 24 March 1999. PED was initiated in April 1999. The Project Cooperation Agreement (PCA) was signed and executed May 2001. The first phase of the Inner Harbor Turning Basin construction was completed in September 2003. The dredging of both the Inner and Outer Harbors to a depth of -46 feet MLLW was completed in October 2005. The Outer Harbor deepening to -50 feet MLLW was completed in November 2008. The Inner Harbor deepening to -50 feet MLLW was completed in January 2010.
  • The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development (BCDC) issued a request for remedial action at MHEA on 06 November 2018.
  • The Total Funding section implies that the project cost-share is out of balance. This is due to two separate cost-share percentages being applied to the project based on depth (75/25 and 50/50). There is a waiver in place in CEFMS for CS 264. In addition to project activities at MHEA, the PDT is conducting interim accounting and auditing of the entire project, the goal of which is to reach an agreement on project costs to date, and to eventually rebalance cost-share contributions from the NFS.

CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST

  • 13th District, Rep. Barbara Lee

POINT OF CONTACT

  • Deputy for Project Management, Edwin S. Townsley, (415) 503-6593.

Updated on 21 September 2021

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Contact

Projects & Planning General Info
415-503-3674
450 Golden Gate
San Francisco, CA 94102