Site preparation and preloading commences work this month at Spencer Creek Business Park at the Port of Kalama. The Port recently awarded the $1.2 million contract to Tapani, Inc. for Phase 2 site preloading and ground improvement at site which is now underway.
Residents and visitors will see the piles of sand being moved onto the site at Area 3 for the ‘preload’ phase of the ground improvement process. After Area 3 settles the preload material will move on to Area 4. The area is well-marked with signs to help explain the process.
The Phase 2 project at Spencer Creek Business Park will complete site preloading and occur in several phases with a land settlement period between each phase. (A project map is included below.) The project includes:
- Removing all sand above 26.5′ elevation from Areas 1 and 2
- Moving it in phases to Areas 3 through 6
- Permitted clearing of some trees and vegetation, fences and structures
- Compacting sand to 26.5′ elevation.
Upon completion of Phase 2, the entire 70-acre footprint will be prepared for development. General business activity at the Port will not be interrupted during this time.
Watch this video to find out more about what Spencer Creek Business Park will bring to our community.