SULPHUR — The final phase of a maintenance dredging project is under way at the West
Calcasieu Port’s west barge basin.

Lynn Hohensee, port director, said the $2.31 million project should be complete at the end of
September, weeks ahead of schedule. “The first two phases focused on preparing the
spoils-reception area and the installation of concrete revetment along the west basin shoreline,”
he said.

Mike Hooks Inc. has moved onto the site and has begun dredging operations to return the basin
to its original 12-foot depth. This will require moving 180,000 cubic yards of spoil material to a
40-acre site northwest of the basin.

The project is being funded by money from the state, federal, parish and Sulphur city
governments.

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