PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS – Today the Sabine-Neches Waterway deepening project achieved its final milestone for federal approval. President Obama signed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act into law, emphasizing the positive impact of the bill on the country and American communities and praising the broad bipartisan support.
Now, the deepening project is federally authorized to move forward. The Sabine-Neches Navigation District is incredibly grateful for the support we’ve received from our local, state and federal officials. We are celebrating today’s success thanks to their diligent efforts in promoting the project.
SNND is eager to embark upon the next phase of this journey – the financing and construction process. The process will begin as early as 2016, and the widespread economic benefits of the project will begin immediately. Construction jobs, indirect jobs and millions of dollars in local expenditures will certainly generate a boost for our region. And once the project is complete, the improved waterway will continue to serve as the anchor for this area’s economic growth and continued progress.
About the Sabine-Neches Navigation District
The SNND responsibly manages, advocates for and improves the ship channel and navigable waters of Jefferson County to enhance the economy, environment and quality of life in Southeast Texas. The SNND, local sponsor of the Sabine-Neches Waterway, is a political subdivision of the state of Texas and has operated in Jefferson County for more than 100 years. The Sabine-Neches Waterway is an engine that drives the economies of Southeast Texas and the U.S., pumping billions of dollars into the economy and generating nearly 300,000 permanent jobs.