CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The South Carolina congressional delegation has written a letter to the U.S. Army Corps Commanding General to ask for more funding for the Charleston Harbor deepening project.
The state funded $300 million of the project, which leaves the project $229 million short of the anticipated amount needed to fund the entire project.
Lawmakers ask for $90 million for the 2018 fiscal year in the letter, which is addressed to Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite and Assistant Secretary of the Army R.D. James.
The letter is signed by South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, as well as Lowcountry house reps. Jim Clyburn and Mark Sanford. The project officially kicked off last Friday.