$4.3 Million in Projects Set for the Port of Port Arthur

Nov 02, 2021

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November 2, 2021


$4.3 Million in Projects Set for the Port of Port Arthur
Port of Port Arthur Awarded TxDOT Grant Supporting Improved Safety, Cargo Mobility and Local Job Creation


Port Arthur, TX - The Texas Department of Transportation Commission, (TxDOT) approved $3,446,790 for the Port of Port Arthur. The grant award funds two projects over the next two years. Construction of a 2.5-acre multimodal laydown yard, truck queuing area and a 5-acre truck/cargo staging area. The award is a match grant with 75% provided by TxDOT and 25% from the port. The total project value is $4,308,487.


“The TxDOT grant is essential to the port’s continued growth. The grant improves the port’s ability to safely and efficiently move cargo that creates local jobs and fosters economic development. In recent years the port has significantly increased the volume of cargo handled, therefore this project supports our expansion and enables the increase in labor hours. The timing of this award is perfect! We will use the funds to expand cargo laydown areas and the ability to process over the road freight. This project reduces truck idling hours and creates improvement for truck processing. The two projects leverage other port investments and serves as a catalyst to future growth. We appreciate the efforts of the TxDOT Commission, Local District and the Maritime Division,” said Larry Kelley, Port Director and CEO.


In other action, the TxDOT Commission approved a total investment of $40 million for Rider 37 grants to fund the Port Access Improvement Program for 13 Texas ports.


“The investment by our State partners in the Port of Port Arthur is pivotal for Port Arthur and improves how we move cargo that moves our state and nation. This project enhances safety, job creation and economic development for our city,” said John Comeaux, President, Port of Port Arthur Board of Commissioners.


Grant Recipient: Port of Port Arthur Navigation District of Jefferson County
Project Description: Construction of a 2.5-acre multimodal laydown yard and truck queuing area.
Maximum Rider 37 Funds: $1,931,137.50
Anticipated FY for Construction: 2022


Grant Recipient: Port of Port Arthur Navigation District of Jefferson County
Project Description: Construction of a 5-acre truck queuing and staging area.
Maximum Rider 37 Funds: $1,515,652.50
Anticipated FY for Construction: 2023

About Port of Port Arthur
The Port of Port Arthur located in Southeast Texas, USA, develops, owns and operates deep draft terminals on the Sabine-Neches Waterway. The port moves breakbulk, bulk, liquid energy and project cargo. As a core business and local job creator, the port imports/exports a variety of forest products. As a leading project cargo terminal, the port facilitates the construction of billions of dollars of local industrial development and movement of military cargo. The port proudly supports the Nation’s defense as a Strategic Seaport. The port is a multimodal facility serving deep draft, barge, rail, truck and pipeline clients. Opportunity Docks Here!

Contact: Sharita Gardner, Public Affairs/Communications Manager
Office: 409-983-2011
Email: Sharita@portpa.com

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