The Port of Houston Authority will commence dredging of the Bayport and Barbour’s Cut channels sometime in the next two weeks, according to houstonpublicmedia.org.
The improvement projects at the Port Authority’s two container terminals will deepen the channels from 40 feet to 45 feet, matching the depth of the Houston Ship Channel.
The program will also widen or realign the channels by up to 100 feet to better accommodate larger ships that are expected to call with increasing frequency.
This work also includes modification of the existing Bayport and Barbours Cut channels and berths and it will increase capacity of a placement area for future dredged material.
June 23, 2014