A Political Subdivision of the State of Missouri ; formed in 1976  to promote and exchange information on the organization, construction and operation of a port system in Jefferson County, Missouri.

© 2014 Jefferson County Port Authority.  All rights reserved. 
P.O. Box 603 (5217 Highway B)
Hillsboro, MO 63050
phone:  636-797-5336  fax: 636-797-5080
The Port Authority began in 1976 with a small group of men and women willing to donate their time to better the business climate of Jefferson County.  As the years went by, these members consistently applied their time and talents to further develop the entire eastern border of Jefferson County that was bounded by the Mississippi River.  

The Perfect Time Has Come

Historically, there had been two major problems to development:  availability of land and viable transportation to nearby Interstate-55.   When the City of Herculaneum received a grant to build a connecting bridge to reach I-55, the project suddenly took on new life.   Soon after, a major land owner, Doe Run Lead Company, began to study alternate production methods that would require a smaller footprint for their operations, thus freeing up some availability to the riverfront property.   At this point, the Jefferson County Port Authority made the smart move to become part of Doe Run's Feasibility Study by acting as a tagalong and broadening the scope of the study to cover various sites of interest on the river.

The Trifecta is Born

The Phase I Feasibility was a success, presenting viable opportunities for port activities in Jefferson County.  As hoped for by the founders in 1976, the perfect confluence of River, Rail, and Road began to form a vision of multiple ports comprising one multimodal Port System for Jefferson County.  


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Jefferson County Port Authority is moving ahead!

Our current focus is on Herculaneum, Missouri, located at mile marker 152.  The site has 4,500 feet of total river frontage, a general cargo dock with conveyor, and 400 acres available for leasing.


Two additional sites available.  The Pevely site has 40 acres available for lease. The Crystal City site has 350 acres for lease.​


But we have bigger plans for the Jefferson County Port Authority.  A detailed look at the sites are included in our Master Plan,  located in the Studies/Reports tab shown above.  

The Master Plan is designed to encompass the unique layout of each site but also includes the flexibility  to meet individual needs of our users.

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For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Janice Luchan at 636-797-6048 or cell phone at 636-208-8209.  Or email her direct at .
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The Jefferson County Port Authority (“PORT”) requests proposals from river interests to lease Operations and Mooring privileges for a twenty barge fleet located below the confluence of Joachim Creek and the Mississippi River at Mississippi River Mile 151.3. This fleet is governed by permit P-2878 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Seven copies of sealed proposals must be submitted to the PORT by 10:00 am (St. Louis time) on Tuesday September 2, 2014. Proposals must remain valid until Monday November 3, 2014 unless earlier canceled in writing by PORT. Oral, telegraphic, facsimile, telex proposals or modifications thereto will not be accepted. All materials submitted in accordance with this Request for Proposals will become property of PORT and will not be returned. All costs incurred in the proposal process will be the sole responsibility of the applicant.

Selection of the successful proposal will be at the sole discretion of the Board of Commissioners of the Jefferson County Port Authority. The PORT reserves the right to reject any and all proposals.

Copies of the APPLICATION PACKET can be obtained from the PORT web site or can be picked up at the offices of the Economic Development Corporation, 5217 Highway B, Hillsboro, MO 63050.

Questions regarding this solicitation should be addressed to Ms. Janice Luchan who can be reached at (636) 797-6048. Questions must be received not later than Wednesday August 27, 2014.

Patrick J. Lamping
Executive Director


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*2014 Scheduled Meetings*
9/10, 10/8, 11/12, 12/10