ShipChannelBridge Construction Before & After SCBWebsite v3
Proposed Ship Channel Bridge
Program Limits
South of SH 225 to north of Jacintoport Blvd./UPRR
Program Length
4.1 miles
Program Cost - Overall cost of $962 million includes design, right-of-way acquisition, utility adjustments, construction, construction management, inspection and materials testing.
$962 million

Project Limits: South of SH 225 to North of Jacintoport Blvd./UPRR

Project Length: 4.1 miles

Project Start Date: March 2018

Timeline: The southbound bridge is expected to open to traffic in fall 2021. The northbound bridge is expected to open fall of 2024, completing the project.

Improvements for Drivers:

  • The project will include shoulders on both sides for stalled vehicles, emergency vehicles, and clearing accidents
  • The bridges will have four 12 ft. lanes in each direction of traffic, increasing capacity for future traffic demands
  • Approaches are designed to be less steep and to increase visibility for drivers
  • Higher speed limit than the current posted speed
  • The proposed bridges will remove piers out of the water which will improve waterborne commerce

Program Construction Costs: Overall cost of $962 million includes design, right-of-way acquisition, utility adjustments, construction, construction management, inspection, and materials testing.

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