As you may have noticed there are several floating platforms with heavy equipment in front of the USCG Station SPI. This is a Corps contractor who will be working on repairing the rock jetties both north and south sides. They began work on Thursday, May 23rd. They will be removing some of the cover stone, repairing the base underneath, and replacing the cover stone in a manner that better locks it in place. Most of the work will occur on the last 2000 feet of each of the jetties. This project will last 10 to 12 months.
As this is heavily used by local recreational fishermen, Kenneth “Chip” Worley, Area Engineer with the US Army Engineer District, Galveston, went over their concerns with keeping the public out of the construction areas. They will be putting huge blocks of stone on top of the jetty to block pedestrian traffic with appropriate signs stating Construction Area – Keep Out . This repair will help to insure the long term viability of the entrance channel that is vital to the Port of Brownsville and continue to serve the recreational purposes which are vital to both the city and county.