12 News Now: Port of Beaumont receives $18M to help with three major projects


The Port of Beaumont is getting a helping hand in completing three infrastructure projects that will cost a total of $101.2 million.

On Nov. 6, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the port will receive an award of $18 million to go toward the projects.

The grant will help pay for part of the Main Street Terminal 1 dock rehabilitation project, along with adding a second rail track and the rehab of the Grain Dock according to a Port of Beaumont news release.

Texas U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz and Texas U.S. Representatives Randy Weber and Brian Babin were instrumental in securing the funds and advocated for the Port of Beaumont projects, which will have a national impact.

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