Galveston Beach would be built up with new dunes, Galveston Island's seawall would be raised and massive gates would protect the mouth of Galveston Bay under the proposed "Ike Dike" project.

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Texas “Ike Dike” coastal barrier project could cost $57 billion with inflation, Army Corps says

Posted on · The latest figure is 68% higher than an earlier estimate of $34 billion, and it’s unclear when — or whether — Congress will appropriate the money to build the massive system of gates intended to protect the Houston region from storm surge.