Mon., September 2, 2013 8:43am (EDT)

Army Corps Official To Visit Savannah
By Associated Press
Updated: 8 months ago

SAVANNAH, Ga.  —  
The Army's No. 2 civilian leader is planning to visit the Port of Savannah next week. (STOCK PHOTO: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/savannahcorps/9626880911/in/photolist-fEGhin-fEYQD1-fEGxua-fEYQL3-fEZ7r3-fEYR4J-fEYR1y-fEYQa5-fEYPNf-fEYQks-fEYQxb-fEYQrf-fEYQLL-fEGghF-fEGgmV-fEZ7yw-fEYPRE-fEGh8V-fEYXZy-fEGgQZ-fEGG3B-fEGGex-fEGFBX-fEZfds-fEGGag-fEZggb-fEGGvp-fEGGiz-fEZfzb-fEGGC6-fEZgpE-fEGFyH-fEGFvt-fEZgzQ-fEZf6q-fEZgDo-fEZgHo-fEGFWD-7ULteZ-cM3Jmu-dpYTvf-dpYTmN-dpYTaw-dpYHsn-dpYTCN-czvXLA-dpYT5m-cMBdsW-cGyKoh-bycoxG-jVuxD/">U.S. Army Corps of Engineers</a>)
The Army's No. 2 civilian leader is planning to visit the Port of Savannah next week. (STOCK PHOTO: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
The Army's No. 2 civilian leader is planning to visit the Port of Savannah next week.

The Army Corps of Engineers says Under Secretary Joseph Westphal has scheduled a tour of the nation's fourth-busiest container port Wednesday and plans a news conference afterward. The Army Corps is in charge of a $652 million project to deepen 30 miles of the Savannah River to make room for larger cargo ships traveling between the Savannah port and the Atlantic Ocean.

Westphal's two-day trip to southeast Georgia also includes planned stops at two area military bases — Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield

Westphal is the second high-profile visitor planning to tour Savannah's docks next month. The White House says Vice President Joe Biden will travel to the Savannah port on Sept. 16.