Located in the Jadwin Building on Galveston Island, the Northern Area Office area of responsibility includes 23 Texas counties and two Louisiana parishes, encompasses over 165 miles of coastline from the Texas – Louisiana border to Matagorda Bay and extends over 100 miles inland. The Northern Area Office consists of the Galveston Resident Office, Houston Resident Office and the Port Arthur Resident Office. Our staff of over 45 personnel includes engineers, construction control representatives, surveyors, technicians, boat operators and project administrative personnel.
Our primary mission includes providing construction management, quality assurance, hydrographic and land surveying technical expertise in support of navigation and construction projects for over 500 miles of federally authorized navigation channels. We monitor and maintain approximately 175 miles of deep draft channels. Our navigation mission also includes monitoring and maintaining approximately 325 miles of shallow draft channels including the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) from Port Arthur to Matagorda Bay.
Staff works in conjunction with local sponsors and customers to provide quality projects and services that enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of marine-based commerce, flood risk reduction, and military construction projects, with particular emphasis on quality, safety and the environment.