Another Milestone for the Port Of Corpus Christi Widening and Deepening Project
by Blake Farenthold on September 21, 2017 at 3:14 PM
Last week, I was happy to announce the the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved the Port of Corpus Christi Project Partnership Agreement allowing the port to begin working on its widening and deepening project. When complete, the Ship Channel Improvement Project will widen the port to 530 feet which will allow for two-way barge traffic in tandem. It will also deepen the port to 54 feet, allowing larger, newer ships to access the port.
I have been working with port officials, the Army Corps, House leadership, both U.S. Senators from Texas, and the Trump Administration, even before the president assumed office, to get all the details worked out so that this essential first step in widening and deepening the port is completed. The Army Corps approval of the Project Partnership Agreement is crucial to completing the widening and deepening of the port. This has been a long time coming.