Next phase of Port of Corpus Christi’s channel project has contractor

A Houston company has been tapped to work on the next phase of the Port of Corpus Christi’s Ship Channel Improvement Project.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday awarded a $139 million construction contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co., LLC. The company will work on the third phase of the port’s channel improvement project, which broke ground more than three years ago.

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The Port of Corpus Christi intends to widen this entryway, near Port Aransas, that leads into the port. The work to improve the Corpus Christi Ship Channel began in May 2019.

The four-phase infrastructure project aims to deepen the Corpus Christi Ship Channel depth to 54 feet from 47 feet, and widen it to 530 feet, enabling more than one vessel to simultaneously pass through.

Phase 3 will extend west of the La Quinta Junction through the Chemical Turning Basin in the port’s Inner Harbor. This phase of the project is expected to be completed by June 2023.

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