Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Port of Seattle Considers Projects to Help Local Economy Amid COVID-19

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Seattle recently updated its 2020 plans for construction to aim its project investment and hiring to help with the local economy recovery.

Some 20 projects worth approximately $1.5 billion will be impacted based on economic considerations.

The port is looking into accelerating the construction of projects such as the North Satellite modernization, the international arrivals facility, airfield pavement work, passenger loading bridges replacement and the replacement of Terminal 46 north berth not related to proposed cruise terminal.

“As one of the largest public sector builders in the region, the port is uniquely positioned to help lead the region’s recovery,” said Port Commission President Peter Steinbrueck. “Our goal is to help keep construction workers employed by providing certainty to large public works construction projects, accelerating some projects where feasible, and by supporting our private sector partners.”