Pile driving on Pier 4 will extend through Feb. 28 under standard hours
Contractors have received permission from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to continue driving piles for Pier 4 in the Tacoma Tideflats through Feb. 28.
Pile driving through this extension is expected to occur during standard hours of 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends.
Manson Construction of Seattle began driving the first of 1,241 piles in September to align Pier 4 with an adjacent pier to create one contiguous berth capable of serving two 18,000-TEU container ships at the same time.
After the fish migration season, pile driving will resume mid-July 2017. All pier construction is expected to be completed in 2018 in time for the arrival of new, larger cranes.
Learn more about the project.
About The Northwest Seaport Alliance
The Northwest Seaport Alliance is a marine cargo operating partnership of the ports of Seattle and Tacoma. Combined, the ports are the fourth-largest container gateway in North America. Regional marine cargo facilities also are a major center for bulk, breakbulk, project/heavy-lift cargoes, automobiles and trucks.