“This achievement is a testament to the unwavering dedication of our team, exemplifying the core values that propel our success, which is communication, collaboration and commitment,” Hallberg said.

The project will also help the environment.

Sand gathered from the dredging will be added to the Croatan and Virginia Beach resort beaches to protect them from storm erosion.

“The Atlantic Ocean Channel phase two project contributes to regional prosperity, global trade, and national security while respecting environmental sustainability,” Wilson said.

Construction to deepen the Atlantic Ocean Channel will begin in 2025 and is expected to be finished around that summer.