USDOT awards $79.47M grant to Houston port for Barbours Cut restoration project
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced a $79.47 million grant for the Port of Houston’s Barbours Cut Restoration and Upgrade Project on June 18.
Port of Houston Barbours Cut Terminal
Funding from the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program will go toward the port’s $198.68 million project to restore and strengthen approximately 2,700 linear feet of wharf and upgrade approximately 84 acres of yard space at the Barbours Cut Container Terminal.
The project builds on other investments being made to expand the capacity and enhance the efficiency of the terminal, including rehabilitation of the north side container yards, rehabilitation of wharf three, and expansion of the truck gate to add 15 lanes and renovate the existing 14 lanes with new technology to speed through-put.
Port upgrades will support economic vitality by expanding the capacity and increasing the efficiency of container operations and by reducing ship delay by providing additional berthing capacity.
USDOT awarded a total of $906 million in INFRA grants to 20 infrastructure projects in 20 states.