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VICTORIA - Outgoing oil shipments, ongoing construction and continuing development are evidence that projects continue at the Port of Victoria. July was the port's biggest month yet with 1.7 million barrels of oil shipped — about three barges per day.

Construction is underway for both a container dock and liquid cargo dock, while plans are also in the works to locate fleeting, or what is essentially a large parking lot, near the waterway. A proposed update to automate the port's lift bridge has also already gone to bid.

The board has a tentative agreement with a group from Louisiana to create the approximately $3 million lot that would ease the traffic jam currently felt by the growing port, said Navigation district Commissioner Robert Loeb. Lot construction is slated to begin within the next 60 days.

In 2007, a partnership with the City of Victoria allowed the port to purchase about 1,800 acres to ready itself for growth but then sell the land's water rights to the city.

Victoria Advocate
Infrastructure & Transportation
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