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Port of Corpus Christi Port $327M channel projectPort of Corpus Christi Port $327M channel projecthttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=176402017-09-20T05:00:00Z2017-09-20T19:25:00Z

​​​​​​​Photo showing Port of Corpus Christi, Harbor Bridge, SEA District.

CORPUS CHRISTI – The Port of Corpus Christi Commission approved a Project Partnership Agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers September 1, 2017, allowing the Corpus Christi Ship Channel project to finally move forward. 

Under the terms of the agreement, the port would provide $32.2 million in “accelerated funding” for the first phase of the ship channel work within the next 30 days. 

That first part would entail expanding the entrance channel about 10,000 feet and deepening it to 56 feet, officials said.

The widening of the channel to 530 feet would also allow for separate lanes for barges heading in and out of the port.

The $327 million ship channel project would be a monumental step forward for the port, as it will allow larger barges to enter the port.

Phase 1 would stretch to Harbor Island, with five other phases stretching from there to the Joe Fulton International Trade Corridor.​

(This story was written before Hurricane Harvey.)

Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Corpus Christi
Infrastructure & Transportation
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