As you have probably already noticed, Salt River Construction’s equipment is here and will be starting construction of the new dock ( dock 29 ) this week. The first phase of the project will be removing the old dock pilings at the north end of basin II. After all of the old pilings are removed, they will be driving bearing pilings for the new gate ramp entrance area. Their crane barge and pile driver should be out of the main channel and fairways and shouldn’t cause any delays in entering or exiting the marina as long as everyone is paying attention.
They won’t be operating any equipment during the weekends for this phase of the project. The crane barge and tug operators will be monitoring VHF Channel 77 for communications. Tenants can also contact the Harbor Office land line or on VHF 16 if the equipment operators don’t respond back on 77.
I’ve spoken to Laurel Reid and Kevin Kirberg and they will make sure the youth sailors don’t go any further north than Dock 26. This will keep them well out of the construction area. The youth sailors will also need to keep the gate closed at the Guest Dock so we don’t have other kids or people wandering on the docks.
Ed Hallett, Harbormaster