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The City of Valdez New Harbor Development Project is a multi-year, phased project to build a new harbor basin and upland facilities on the south side of the old Hotel Hill site. The new harbor will include docks/moorage capacity, vehicle parking lot, additional vessel launch ramps, and support services. New access roads and pedestrian walkways will be included to provide increased waterfront accessibility.
• Increased moorage capacity
• Additional launch ramps
• Greater waterfront access for boaters and the non-boating public
• Additional local economic activity
• Opportunity for service industry development and support for the fishing industry
Phase 2 Uplands Facilities and Inner Harbor Facilities
Pacific Pile and Marine (PPM) installed the remaining piles and grouted the rock anchors for the Drive Down (DD) float mooring frame, installed the support pontoon, grating, and bullrail on the transfer bridge, and connected all the modules that make up the 90’ X 90’ DD float. PPM tested and confirmed the tension of rock anchors in mooring frame piles met the design specifications. The contractor started installing fence on the DD bridge and fenders, bullrails and other appurtenances on the DD float.
Harris Sand & Gravel (HSG) continued installing pipe for water systems on the Mooring Basin head floats and main floats T to W and started installing insulated “Arctic” pipe on the DD bridge for potable water service to the DD float. Puffin Electric continued pulling electrical cable and installing power pedestals for Mooring Basin floats T to W.
The contract with USACE is still open and
the City anticipates receiving financial information that will lead to closure.
The Coast Guard still needs to install the Aids to Navigation features for the
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