DeFazio Announces Increase in Funding for Coos Bay North Jetty Project
Rep. Peter DeFazio today announced that Coos Bay will receive an additional $34.65 million in funding for the Coos Bay North Jetty from the Army Corps of Engineers for a total of $42.174 million in Fiscal Year 2021.
“Oregon’s ports and harbors are the lifeblood of the communities they serve, and we must ensure that our coastal communities have the funding to properly maintain them,” said Rep. DeFazio. “For too long, the crumbling North Jetty has impeded operations at the Port of Coos Bay. Maintenance dredging and jetty repairs are needed to ensure the port can serve its most critical purpose as an economic engine for Coos Bay and surrounding communities and a harbor of refuge for mariners of both commercial and recreational vessels. I’m grateful the Army Corps included this essential funding in their workplan.”
In December 2020, DeFazio spearheaded a letter sent to Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James urging the Administration to fund critical infrastructure projects in Oregon.