Dramatic Improvements Underway at Port of Topolobampo
The first phase of planned improvements for the Port of Topolobampo was completed in September 2008.
The first phase included the dredging of the canal from the existing depth of 35.4 feet to 41.3 feet at a cost of $5.6 million. The initial phase also included an investment of an additional $35 million which expanded the docking areas of the port by 108 acres.
Work is already underway on the second phase which will include another $10 million to dredge the shipping canal to a depth of 47.6 feet.
“Earlier this year, we were still hearing comments that these improvements would never happen,” said 2008-09 MOTRAN Chair Susie Hitchcock-Hall. “It’s important to remember progress doesn’t occur overnight. These improvements take years of planning and prioritization to bring about. This may seem like a victory for MOTRAN but it is actually the product of years of hard work by so many of our dedicated volunteers.”