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Port of Seattle Commission approves transportation, facilities infrastructure investments

By: | at 08:00 PM | Channel(s): Ports & Terminals  

The Port of Seattle Commission has approved nearly $5 million in projects that will improve seaport facilities, dredge the waterway at Terminal 5, and provide land for South Park Bridge replacement footings.

Commissioners also authorized CEO Tay Yoshitani to develop a strategy for development of port facilities at Terminal 91.

“Our port is protecting and creating good family-wage jobs for King County, by maintaining and updating our facilities,” said Commission President Bill Bryant.

Projects approved include:

  • Replacement of four mooring dolphins on Harbor Island so that the facility can accommodate up to four 400-foot barges and generate additional revenue for the seaport division;
  • Maintenance dredging for Terminals 5 and 18, ensuring adequate depth for navigation and cleaning the waterway by capping contaminated sediments;
  • Strategic plan for developing unused property around Terminal 91; and

Granting permanent easements over port property to King County for reconstruction of the South Park Bridge.