Congressman Ted Poe announced today that he secured $1,996,000 for the for Chambers-Liberty Counties Navigation Districts Trinity River Project in the Energy and Water Appropriations bill for FY 2010.

The Trinity River Project will provide for barge access to support the current industrial residents at the Port of Liberty and to attract new ones. The combination of rail and barge traffic at the Port of Liberty creates a powerful synergy to propel the economic development of the community.

I am proud to announce that I was able to secure additional funding for this important project again this year, said Poe. As I have said before, I strongly believe that it is in our best interest to have Member of Congress responsibly secure funding for local projects rather than to leave it up to some bureaucrat in Washington, DC that has never been to Texas or heard of Liberty County. This funding is important to the future growth of Liberty County and will provide a continued opportunity to keep hometown people employed.

Chambers-Liberty Counties Navigation District - $1,996,000

Lower Trinity River Operations and Maintenance

  • The Trinity River Project is a 47 mile shallow draft waterway beginning with the Anahuac Channel which extends for 5.6 miles from the 6 foot depth in upper Trinity Bay to the Mouth of the Trinity River at Anahuac Texas. From the mouth of Trinity River, the channel to Liberty proceeds for 41.4 miles along the meanders of the Trinity River to the Port of Liberty. Also included is a 9-foot depth channel extending from the Houston Ship channel along the east shore of the Trinity Bay, to a point one mile below Anahuac, Texas.

In addition, Congressman Poe secured $994,000 for the project in the Energy and Water Appropriations bill for FY 2009.