USACE to give virtual update on the Port Arthur project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District and the Jefferson County Drainage District No. 7 (DD7) are about to give latest update on the Port Arthur project.

They will co-host three virtual public information sessions, February 15-17, to provide an update on the Port Arthur Project as well as the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay (S2G) Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Program.

As reported by the Corps, these information sessions are being conducted virtually, exercising COVID-19 safety precautions for group gatherings as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention.

The sessions will include information about project status and next steps, as well as a question-and-answer session following the presentation.

The schedule for WebEx sessions is as follows:

  • Tuesday, February 15, 2022 11:30 – 1 PM CST
  • Wednesday, February 16, 2022 11:30 – 1 PM CST
  • Thursday, February 17, 2022 11:30 – 1 PM CST

One of three projects encompassed within the larger S2G Program, the Port Arthur Project will include approximately 5.7 miles of floodwall construction and 5.5. miles of earthen levee construction.

Authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1962, these projects will help improve the existing Hurricane Flood Protection Project (HFPP) by protecting the area from coastal storm surge events from the Gulf of Mexico.

Currently, the Port Arthur Project is in Pre-construction Engineering and Design (PED) phase which is expected to be completed by the spring of 2026. Following the PED, construction will commence and is expected to take 3.5 years to complete.

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