USACE Hosts Event for $703M Freeport Project Public Open House

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will hold a presentation and roundtable at the Lake Jackson Civic Center Monday, January 30, providing local media a preview of its upcoming Freeport Project public open house.

Monday’s media roundtable precedes a public open house at the Lake Jackson Civic Center Thursday, February 2. The public open house will include an overview of the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay (S2G) Program and the status of the $703-million Freeport Project specifically, including details on construction contract status and the project’s path forward. Army Corps of Engineers subject-matter experts and officials from the Velasco Drainage District will be present to answer questions from the public.

Media roundtable:

Monday, January 30, 2023, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. CST

Lake Jackson Civic Center

333 TX-332

Lake Jackson, Texas 77566

Public open house:

Thursday, February 2, 2023, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. CST

Lake Jackson Civic Center

333 TX-332

Lake Jackson, Texas 77566

Background: The Freeport Project is one of three projects included in the S2G Program. The Freeport Project focuses on improvements to the existing Hurricane Flood Protection Project (HFPP) that was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1962 and protects the area from coastal storm surge events from the Gulf of Mexico.

The project is being designed to reduce the risk of flooding from coastal storm surge, while not increasing the impacts from local rainfall flood events within the Freeport area. To provide an increased level of protection in the area over the next 50 years, the Freeport Project will include:

  • The raising of approximately 13 miles of existing levees
  • The addition or reconstruction of approximately 6 miles of floodwall, including tie-in structures and road closure gates
  • The addition of a navigable lift gate and a drainage structure on the Dow Barge Canal
  • Upgrades to an existing pump station

For more information about the Freeport Project and S2G Program, visit:

Freeport Project: https://www.swg.usace.army.mil/S2G/Freeport/

Freeport StoryMap: https://bit.ly/FreeportStoryMap

S2G Program StoryMap: https://bit.ly/S2G-StoryMap

The public may also submit questions to s2gfreeport@usace.army.mil.