Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Anacortes Port Improvements

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Anacortes, Washington, recently received a $300,000 Economic Development Funding Grant from Skagit County, which will go toward paying for the port’s corroded and deteriorating Pier 2 Bulkhead Wall Improvements.

Located along the width of Pier 2, the 53-year-old steel sheet pile bulkhead wall is showing its wear and tear. The estimated $2.8 million project would entail repairing holes on the wall, applying cathodic protection and stabilizing upland soil.

The project will be done in two phases to make sure Pier 2 remains operational since the deepwater pier is used mainly for exporting bulk products. The first phase is set to begin this fall; the second phase will take place this spring.