The Port of Kalama board of commissioners awarded the contract for the Port T-barge Facility Project to Bergerson Construction late December. Work on the project commences at the north end of the marina next week.
The $1,131,871 contract—including Washington sales tax— includes the removal of steel and timber piles and placing new steel piles to prepare for placement of the T-barge purchased by the Port to create a commercial dock space.
The contract work includes all labor, material, tools, equipment, permitting and supervision for the installation of components of the long-planned Port of Kalama T-barge Facility Project including:
- Demolition and removal of select timber and steel pipe piles
- Relocation of select steel pipe piles and existing log boom
- Installation of a new pier and gangway
- Paving a parking area
“We want the public to be aware of the work going on at the north end of the marina so they can plan accordingly,” says Liz Newman, marketing manager, Port of Kalama. “The project is the first step to installing the Port’s long-planned commercial dock facility to better serve marine commerce.”