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‘Port Expansion Project in Galveston Approved for Nearly 0 Million’

April 29, 2024 | by The Jeuns

The Galveston Wharves Board of Trustees has given the green light to a .9 million construction contract for the initial phase of a million cargo infrastructure expansion and enhancement project at Galveston’s West Port Cargo Complex.

Texas Gulf Construction Co., Inc. is set to commence work this summer on enclosing and filling a slip at Pier 38/39. Funding for the project will come from the port’s cash reserves, largely derived from cruise operations.

The subsequent two phases of work, slated to begin later this summer, will involve a .1 million endeavor to enclose and fill a slip at Pier 40/41. This phase will be financed by a million state grant and .1 million from port reserves.

Upon completion, the project will result in a new 1,426-foot-long berth spanning from Pier 38/39 to Pier 40/41. The entire project is expected to be finished by 2026, with future phases including paving and other enhancements.

Galveston Wharves CEO Roger Rees commented, “It’s a significant moment in the port’s nearly 200-year history as we invest almost 0 million to strengthen our waterfront infrastructure.”

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