Thursday, July 15, 2010

Seattle Port Approves $5M in Infrastructure Projects

Commissioners for the Port of Seattle have approved nearly $5 million in infrastructure projects, including terminal development and dredging projects.

The port's governing board also authorized port CEO Tay Yoshitani to develop a strategy for development of port facilities at Terminal 91.

The funding will be used for:
  • Replacement of four mooring dolphins on Harbor Island so that the facility can accommodate up to four 400-foot barges and generate additional port revenue;
  • Maintenance dredging for Terminals 5 and 18, ensuring adequate depth for navigation and cleaning the waterway by capping contaminated sediments;
  • Strategic plan for developing unused property around Terminal 91; and,
  • Granting permanent easements over port property to King County for reconstruction of the South Park Bridge.