The Port of Galveston will be investing millions of dollars in construction projects this year as it begins to implement its 20-Year Strategic Master Plan. Some of the projects are long-deferred maintenance, some pave the way for major business growth, and some are early stages of long-range major improvements.

Projects kicking off in 2020 can be grouped in five main areas:

Rodger Rees is port director and CEO for the Galveston Wharves.

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Charlotte O'rourke

“Pending board approval and funding availability, projects planned for 2020 into 2021 could total an estimated $30 million. Funding would come from a combination of port revenues, as well as debt and city, state and federal grants — some already awarded, some pending.”

In the next feature could someone please provide some detail on capital expenditures and how much will be paid from operations, debt and other sources. The capital plan for 2020 showed the need for $51 million in 2020 and $58.3 million in 2021.

$30 million to be spent doesn’t cover those listed improvements .... is it a typo or what? Also in the past, the city carried some of the port’s debt on their books. Is the port working closely with the city on how the new debt will be handled? Thanks.

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