Houston Ship Channel Expansion – Project 11
Weeks was recently awarded one of two contracts for the Port of Houston Authority to widen 8.3 miles of the Houston Ship Channel and 4 miles of the Bayport Ship Channel. Hydraulic cutter work will be performed with our 30-inch hydraulic cutter suction dredge the C.R. McCaskill. Notable challenges include working within one of the busiest waterways in the nation, dredging new work material from these channels and constructing a Three Bird Island Marsh habitat in Trinity Bay. When completed these islands will include 6 acres of bird habitat 5.4 acres of oyster reef wave trips and 11,550 linear feet of armored dikes connecting the 3 bird islands. This project helps Port Houston meet growing demand for more cargo and bigger ships. Learn more about Project 11 here.