Sunday, August 18, 2019

Logo Central America Link

Expansion of Panama Canal could create chaos in already bustling Texas roads, officials fear. Fears of volcanic growth

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


While it is expected to be a boon for Texas' economy, the Panama Canal expansion has local officials worried about the effects on the already bustling Texas 288 and other Brazoria County roadways.

A deeper, wider canal will mean bigger ships coming to Freeport and more trucks using Texas 288 to carry cargo to Houston and beyond.

"Texas is poised for dramatic -- almost volcanic -- growth," Mike Wilson, director of trade development for the Port of Freeport, said at a recent quarterly luncheon for the Greater 288 Partnership.


Original source: Houston Chronicle