Port Houston plans to undertake significant infrastructure improvements in the next few years to ensure that the entire Houston Ship Channel complex can accommodate the advent of larger vessels and increased cargo resulting from the Panama Canal expansion, as well as the expected future demographic growth in the region. Maintaining and improving efficiency at the public terminals through more modern facilities and equipment is essential to meeting one of our mandates – to promote and facilitate commerce to benefit not only our local partners, but also Texas and the nation. For 2016, the Port Commission approved an aggregate capital budget amount of $314 million for various infrastructure projects. In accordance with statute, however, any individual capital project or expenditure exceeding $50,000 must be presented and acted on by the Port Commission at a public meeting. The quarterly Upcoming Design and Construction Projects Report provides information on major infrastructure projects planned over the next couple of years at various Port Houston terminals and facilities. It can be found on the port’s procurement page and includes a contact name and phone number for each project. For questions on this report, you may also contact the Project and Construction Management Department at 713-670-2612.
Turning Basin North - Annual Perimeter Fence Replacement
Project will consist of replacing 6 ft barb wire fencing with 8 ft barb wire fencing
Manchester Rehabilitation and Repair - Wharf 2
Rehabilitating and repairing of Wharf 2 at Manchester terminal (approximately 600ft long). The work includes demolition of the existing shed building, construction of a new fender, repair of reinforced concrete, fabrication and installation of ~54 steel trusses, and installation of ~152 piles.
Barbours Cut - Construct Maintenance Facility
Construction of a new Maintenance Facility at the east end of Barbours Cut Container Terminal. This facility will include construction of a new building approximately 128,000 sf as well as any required parking, staging and laydown areas.
Turning Basin - Replace Dredge Pipe Sleeve Upstream of Wharf 18
Project will consist of rehabilitation or replacement of approximately 450 LF of steel pipe sleeve under the rail yard to house dredge pipe, trenchless construction methods may be required.
Barbours Cut - Gate Expansion Security
This project is providing security cameras, fiber optic cables, UPS and network switches for both Entry Gate and TWIC areas.
Bayport - Dedicated Right Turn Lanes at Freight Station Rd
Construct dedicated right turn lanes, one from Port Rd connecting to the U-turn and the other to providing connection from Freight Station Road to the U-turn underneath the entrance gate bridge and merging onto Port Rd westbound.
Turning Basin North - Restrooms Restoration
Demolish 15 existing restroom buildings and replace with 11 pre cast concrete restroom buildings within the transit sheds and at City Dock 8. Project will also include associated plumbing and electrical work and the rehabilitation of the Amenities Buildings at City Dock 32.
Turning Basin Transit Sheds 30-31
This project is approximately 238k square feet of roof repair at transit sheds 30/31 at the Turning Basin Terminal.
Turning Basin - Rehabilitation of Wharf 8
Rehabilitation of Wharf 8 at Turning Basin Terminal will consist of structural concrete repair and fender replacement.
Turning Basin North - Guardhouse and Arms Change
This project will remove existing Speed Gates and replace them with a Manned Guardhouse with Gate arms.
Turning Basin - Rail and Switch Replacement
Replacement of rail and switches at Turning Basin Terminal.
East Industrial Park - Annual Pavement, Drainage and Dust Control
This project is the replacement of damaged pavement, drainage improvements and dust control approaches implemented at East Industrial Park.
Turning Basin South - City Dock 1 West Fender System
Construction of freestanding fender for City Dock 1 West of approximately 600ft.
Turning Basin North - Repair of Wharves 20-26
Repair of wharves 20, 21, 24, 25, and 26 (each approximately 600ft long) located at Turning Basin Terminal. The work includes (reinforced concrete) deck repair, pile repair, sheet pile repair, timber replacement, fender repair, steel sheet / beam repair etc.
Turning Basin South - Repair of Wharves 1E, 47 & 48
Repair project for Wharf 1 East, 47, and 48 (located Turning Basin Terminal South) scope includes but is not limited to (reinfor ced concrete) deck repair, pile repair, timber replacement, fender repair, etc.