Bayport Container Yard 6 – Port of Houston Authority

Houston Texas

LAN designed the North and South portions of the Bayport Terminal Container Yard 6, which totals 44.4 acres. Design improvements included all elements required for a complete and functioning yard, including site fill and grading, drainage, site utilities, electrical power and site lighting, communications and security, paving, and yard features consisting of striping, signage, and fencing. The design effort also included extensive coordination of the interface with the adjacent wharf, including design of the pavement and transition slab immediately behind the wharf structure which was included as part of the wharf construction contract. The project was constructed under two separate construction contracts.

Special tasks included an alternative empty yard paving analysis which evaluated multiple paving uses: loading criteria and thickness; an analysis of the impact of six-high container stacking on pavement life; assistance with the evaluation of existing electrical manholes for rehabilitation and subsequent rehabilitation design; an electrical distribution study to optimize the service to the remainder of the terminal; and a stormwater management study to understand the interim capabilities of the existing drainage infrastructure.

Additional services tasks included evaluation of contractor lay down areas and design of a new contractor access to facilitate current and future construction, design of the completion of the electrical infrastructure to close the building, reefer and cranes loops across the future empty yard, and evaluation of the feasibility of converting to LED light fixtures in the high mast lights.

At a glance

44.4 acres

$50 million

18-inch concrete RCC pavement


Grading, trench drains & storm sewers

Roller compacted concrete & reinforced concrete paving

Alternative paving analysis

Signage, fencing & striping

Potable water & fire protection

Sanitary sewers & lift station

Electrical distribution for cranes, buildings, lighting, container refrigeration stations, and ship to shore demands

Telecommunications & security measures

High mast lighting



Marine Terminal Development

Medium Voltage Electrical

Planning & Modeling

Stormwater Management

Structural Engineering


Port of Houston Authority

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