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Houston Ship Channel awarded $142.5 million infrastructure project
4 Feb 2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released its FY22 Workplan for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The Houston Ship Channel's Project 11, the deepening and widening channel improvement program, was allocated $142,515,000.
This funding is specifically designated to complete Segment 3 of Project 11, which will focus on the Barbours Cut Container Terminal section of the Houston Ship Channel.
“Thank you to our United States Senators Cruz and Cornyn; our Congress members Garcia, Fletcher, Jackson Lee, Green, McCaul, Babin, Weber, Allred, Crenshaw, and Nehls; and to the many Port stakeholders who advocated for this critical investment in the future of our national economy and security,” said Port Houston Commission Chairman Ric Campo. “With this funding, we are one step closer to building a better Port for the next generation of Texans and Americans.”
As the only port in Texas to receive construction funding in the IIJA, this represents a milestone win for the Houston Ship Channel and will enable the Port and the USACE to keep the $1 billion Project 11 moving forward.