Pile driving heralds progress on Pier 4 improvements

What’s that pounding sound on the Tacoma Tideflats?

It’s the sound of progress, as contractors drive piles to rebuild Pier 4 on the General Central Peninsula.

Manson Construction of Seattle last week began driving the first of 1,241 piles to align Pier 4 with an adjacent pier to create one contiguous berth capable of serving two 18,000-TEU container ships.

Construction is expected to occur 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, although more hours could be added, before the annual fish migration season begins mid-February.

The pier is expected to be completed in 2018.

Learn more about the project.