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  • USACE Galveston District, Jefferson County Drainage District No. 7 to co-host virtual update on Port Arthur project

     The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District and its non-federal sponsor, the Jefferson County Drainage District No. 7 (DD7), will co-host three virtual public information sessions, February 15-17, to provide an update on the Port Arthur Project as well as the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay (S2G) Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Program. These information sessions are being conducted virtually, exercising COVID-19 safety precautions for group gatherings as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention. The sessions will include information about project status and next steps, as well as a question-and-answer session following the presentation.
  • USACE Cultural Investigations to Continue for Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Project in Port Arthur, Freeport and Orange County

    GALVESTON, Texas – The Swift River Versar Joint Venture, under contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Regional Planning and Environmental Center, began conducting field investigations on May 4, 2021, in the Port Arthur area. These investigations will begin on the western arm of the Jefferson County Drainage District No. 7 (DD7) levee near Taylors Bayou and will continue throughout the month of May, along the DD7 easement as well as on any properties in the Orange County and Freeport reaches for which additional rights-of-entry have been secured. It is anticipated that investigations in the Freeport area will begin in early to mid-June.
  • USACE Galveston District will be knocking on doors in Port Arthur, Galveston and Houston areas to secure-rights of-entry

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District, Real Estate Division will be going door-to-door in Port Arthur on Dec 15 and on Dec 16 in the Houston and Galveston areas (landowners with land in Port Arthur, Freeport and Orange County but whose contact address is in the Houston and Galveston areas) , to secure rights-of-entry (ROE) from individual landowners in order to access property as part of the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay, Texas Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) and Ecosystem Restoration Project. The rights-of-entry are necessary to conduct various investigative activities (surveys, cultural resource investigations, geotechnical investigations). These investigative activities support the transition from conceptual designs to implementable project features and are necessary to continue to move conceptual designs forward to construction and these rights of entry are valid for up to 12 months.  
  • USACE Galveston District will be knocking on doors in Port Arthur, Freeport and Orange counties to secure-rights of-entry

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District, Real Estate Division will be going door-to-door in Port Arthur on Dec 1, in Freeport on Dec 8 and in Orange County on Dec 9, to secure rights-of-entry (ROE) from individual landowners in order to access property as part of the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay, Texas Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) and Ecosystem Restoration Project. The rights-of-entry are necessary to conduct various investigative activities (surveys, cultural resource investigations, geotechnical investigations). These investigative activities support the transition from conceptual designs to implementable project features and are necessary to continue to move conceptual designs forward to construction and these rights of entry are valid for up to 12 months.
  • USACE Galveston District to Host Open House for the New Port Arthur Resident Office

    PORT ARTHUR, Texas (April 19, 2019) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, is hosting an open house for the newly reconstructed resident office in Port Arthur on April 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Port Arthur Resident office, located at 201 Pleasure Pier Blvd, Pleasure Island, Port Arthur, Texas. The Corps encourages interested members of the public to attend the open house to meet the staff and learn more about the USACE Galveston District mission.
  • Drainage District No. 7 and the Corps work to repair damaged floodwall

    GALVESTON, Texas (August 4, 2017) – Jefferson County Drainage District No. 7 notified the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of a floodwall failure near Taylor Bayou Tuesday morning. The floodwall is part of the Port Arthur and Vicinity Hurricane Flood Protection system. As a result of the floodwall’s current condition, we do not have confidence that it will withstand a local tropical storm or hurricane.
  • USACE Galveston District awards task order contract for mooring buoy installation and repair along Texas coast

    GALVESTON, Texas (March 1, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a task order contract in the amount of $260,792.34 to J.M. Davidson Inc., for mooring buoy installation and repair work at the Port Arthur, Bolivar, Pelican Island and Chocolate Bayou mooring areas along the Texas coast.
  • USACE Galveston District awards $3.2 million contract to dredge Sabine Pass Outer Bar and Bank Channel

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 20, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, awarded a contract to Manson Construction Co., in the amount of $3,234,150 for maintenance dredging of the Sabine Pass Outer Bar and Bank Channel, Texas.

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