Port Corpus Christi will celebrate the completion of the La Quinta Channel Extension Project on Friday, February 7, 2014. The event will be held from 11:30a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the La Quinta Gateway site located at 4832 Hwy. 181, Portland, Texas.
The project for navigation and ecosystem restoration, is part of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel – Channel Improvement Project authorized by Section 1001(40) of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007. Funding for the construction contracts was approved on May 17, 2011 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as part of its 2011 work plan for the Army Civil Works program.
The Project included the following elements:
– Extension of the La Quinta Ship Channel approximately 1.4 miles to a depth of -41′ MLT;
– Construction of an ecosystem restoration feature;
– Creation of a breakwater and shallow water habitat beneficial use site.
Press Release, February 6, 2014