ACP: $5.2B Panama Canal project is over 60% complete

08/28/2013 | Engineering News-Record

Work on Panama Canal (Credit: --/AFP/Getty Images)

The Panama Canal Authority, or ACP, says the $5.2 billion widening of the Panama Canal is more than 60% complete. The first four of 16 gates for the canal's third set of locks marked a construction milestone. Locks are nearly 50% finished; concrete work is two-thirds done; and water-saving basins are about 40% complete. The project was set back by six months after ACP rejected concrete mixes for the lock structure in 2011 because they were not up to the 100-year standard indicated in the contract.

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