The Port Arthur Project is a partnership of US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and its non-Federal sponsor, the Jefferson County Drainage District No. 7 (DD7). Design and construction costs for the project are shared between these two entities (approximately 65% Federal/35% non-Federal), with USACE being responsible for managing construction, while DD7 will operate and maintain the system moving forward.
Specific features authorized for design and construction as part of the Port Arthur Project include:
The raising of approximately 6 miles of existing levees
The addition or reconstruction of approximately 6 miles of floodwall and associated tie-in structures
The construction of approximately 1,800 feet of new earthen levee in the Port Neches area
The replacement of 26 road/railroad closure structures
Erosion protection improvements at multiple locations
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