The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) operates a free ferry between Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula. Sediment had accumulated at the ferry landing on the Bolivar side, making it difficult for the boat pilots to avoid hitting bottom, especially during low tide. TxDOT wanted to dredge sediment from the area of the ferry landing and use the dredged material for beach replenishment.
Kleinfelder provided a report that compared the concentrations of chemicals detected in the sediment to established health-based standards. Based on the results of the project, TxDOT was able to proceed with the plan for management of the dredged sediment. Beach sand replenishment, an ongoing project in the Galveston area, was able to proceed.