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RI House endorses $7.5 million dredging project

March 28, 2012
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PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Rhode Island lawmakers are backing a $7.5 million plan to dredge the Port of Davisville at the Quonset Point business park.

The proposed dredging is intended to expand shipping activity at the port. The work would be financed by revenue from the port, which is a major handler of imported automobiles.

The House endorsed the project Wednesday.

If the work is approved by the Senate as well the dredging project could begin this fall.

The state announced last month that more than 150,000 imported automobiles were shipped through the Port of Davisville, making it the seventh largest auto import shipment hub in North America.

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