Port Arthur Project to host public open house

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District
Published Sept. 13, 2022
Updated: Sept. 13, 2022

The Port Arthur Project, a component of the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Program (S2G Program), will host a public open house on September 22, 2022, to provide the public with information about project progress.

The Port Arthur Project is one of three projects included in the S2G Program and focuses on improvements to the existing hurricane flood protection system in the Port Arthur area. These improvements will reduce the risk of flooding from coastal storm surge, while not inducing adverse impacts to area residents and businesses within the Port Arthur area.

The Port Arthur Project is a partnership of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and its non-Federal sponsor, the Jefferson County Drainage District No. 7 (DD7). The recently established Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) is partnering with DD7 to enhance the resiliency of the Texas Coast from future coastal storms.

To learn more about the Port Arthur Project, visit:

Date, time, and location information for the public open house is as follows:

Thursday, September 22, 2022
4 – 7 p.m.
Bowers Civic Center
3401 Cultural Center Drive
Port Arthur, Texas 77642

Informational displays will be available for public viewing and project team representatives will be available to provide information and answer questions.

Public feedback and participation are encouraged. The public open house is intended to inform and provide opportunities for the public to participate in the Port Arthur Project. The public open house is not part of the formal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, which was completed in 2017.

Comments received during this time will be taken into consideration by the Port Arthur Project Team but will not be documented as part of a NEPA-required public comment period. Written comments will be accepted during the public open houses and may be emailed to S2GPortArthur@usace.army.mil.

SWG Public Affairs

Release no. 22-024