Port outlines status of 2021 capital projects

Posted 2/19/21

The Port of Port Townsend has an ambitious plan for construction projects for this year.

Capital Projects Director Mike Love briefed commissioners on the status of 16 capital projects that are on …

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Port outlines status of 2021 capital projects

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The Port of Port Townsend has an ambitious plan for construction projects for this year.

Capital Projects Director Mike Love briefed commissioners on the status of 16 capital projects that are on the Port’s radar for 2021.

The Port of Port Townsend is looking to restore parts of the Quilcene Marina dock. As part of this project, the Port is looking to replace parts of the dock at the Quilcene Marina that have worn with age. Included in the project will be replacing the walers (the outside facing boards on docks), rub boards, triangle dock fillets, concrete repair and utility supports as necessary. The project is expected to cost $102,405 and is anticipated to get underway between July 15 and Oct. 15.

Similar to the Quilcene restoration efforts, the Port is also looking to replace aging pieces of the Boat Haven Marina’s D-Dock, which will extend the useful life of the dock. The replacement is expected to cost $331,018 and is anticipated to get underway between July 15 through Jan. 15, 2022.

Dock repairs at the Point Hudson Marina would see the replacement of the dock’s shear and lateral support system to stiffen five finger docks on the northern edge of the marina. The project would extend the useful life of the docks and protect them from additional wind damage. The cost is $24,068 and is anticipated to take place between July 15 through Jan. 15, 2022.

The work yard at Boat Haven is in need of a replacement stormwater pump system. The system conveys water from the yard when tides at the marina do not permit the water to flow freely with gravity. The replacement would extend the useful life of the Boat Haven pump station. This project is expected to cost $99,440 and Port officials said they intend to work on the project as time allows during the dry season during times of lower tides.

The Sperry Building 3, which houses Sunrise Coffee and Furniture Clinic, is in needed of new windows, paint, doors, roof coating, lighting and various metal repairs. This project is estimated at $33,220 and would be completed as part of a five-year capital program to rehab all of the Sperry buildings.

The Port would complete two buildings per year during the dry season.

The Sperry Building 2, which houses the Port Townsend Brewing Company, is also in need of similar repairs and the work will cost $21,780. Similarly, it will also be completed as part of a five-year capital program, with most of the work occurring during the dry months.

The fuel dock building at Boat Haven Marina is in need of a fresh coat of paint. The project is estimated at $8,745 and would be done during the dry months.

Point Hudson has been targeted by the Port to receive some landscaping improvements, which would see the removal of shrubs and lawn or low-growing shrubs replanted in their place. The project cost is estimated at $38,390 and would take place in the spring.

The work yard at Boat Haven will be getting 480-volt power installed.

The installation would allow Port tenants to run heavy load electrical equipment. The Jefferson County Public Utility District would provide trenching services and lay the conduit to seven power receptacles. This project comes with a $75,768 price tag. Work is expected to be a priority after the Port receives its new excavator mid-February.

The Port has proposed the possibility of moving the location of its moorage office at Boat Haven.

Three options are available for this project, which include relocating the office to the former U.S. Coast Guard building which is currently being used as storage; moving to the Skookum Building; or keeping the office in its current location and remodeling.

The Port is in the process of conducting a hazardous material survey to determine the existence of asbestos and lead within the building that may need to be removed prior to inhabiting the space. There is no estimate for this project at this time, and the current budget is $60,000

Various improvements are needed to extend the life of Port facilities at the Jefferson County International Airport, in particular the hangar housing Tailspin Tommy’s. No estimates for cost or timeline are available for this project.

The Port is looking to bring WiFi into its facilities with the priority being given to the Point Hudson, Boat Haven and Quilcene marinas. A preliminary cost estimate for this project was set at $23,150, not including installation costs.

Port officials are looking to construct storage containers at the Boat Haven yard. This project will see the Port build 10 containers for material storage which will be rented to tenants at the yard who are performing boat repairs. The project will carry an estimated cost of $27,940. Port staff plan to work on this project as time allows.

Phase 1 of the breakwater restoration at Point Hudson will see the replacement of the marina’s north jetty. Existing wood pilings will be replaced by steel pipe and large rocks will be used to infill for wave disruption. The full cost of the project is expected to be more than $14 million.

The first phase of the project could begin in the fall and be completed within four months. The second phase will take place between
July 15, 2022 through February 2023.

As part of annual maintenance at the Boat Haven work yard, the Port will lay down a fresh layer of gravel to delay stormwater runoff before it enters the nearby waterways; per the Port’s permit with the Washington State Department of Ecology. This project is expected to cost $90,000 and will take place during the dry months.

The Port is hoping to repair the breakwater at Boat Haven Marina which was damaged during a 2018 storm. An initial bid for this project was set at $240,000, but Port officials anticipate additional materials costs due to price increases since the job went out to bid.

The project is currently awaiting permit approval.

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