Florence, Oregon

Wharf Improvement Project Update

Wharf Improvement Project Update

Legacy Contracting, Inc. has equipment and materials on site in the parking lot in front of Mo’s Restaurant on Bay Street. Piling installation is scheduled to begin today, Monday. Ten pile are scheduled to be installed this week near the Mo’s end of the wharf.

Port of Siuslaw Manager, Robert Forsythe, has announced the Wharf Improvement Project is finally moving forward after permitting delays.   The project is scheduled for completion in March of 2013, with in-water work to be completed by 15 February 2013.  The work will include demolition and reconstruction of parts of the Old Town Wharf to address safety concerns; the wharf was originally constructed in 1966.

Legacy Contracting, Inc. has equipment and materials on site in the parking lot in front of Mo’s Restaurant on Bay Street.  Piling installation is scheduled to begin today, Monday.  Ten pile are scheduled to be installed this week near the Mo’s end of the wharf.  Legacy will be using the crane located in front of Mo’s for these first piling.  Next week additional piling are scheduled to be installed near the ICM end of the wharf.  Following the land-based pile driving, the crane will be moved onto a barge and the remainder of the pile installation will occur from the water-side.  Most pile installation will be completed with a vibro hammer, which vibrates the piling into the ground.  A diesel hammer will be used on a limited basis to ensure piling are securely placed, per permit requirements.  Legacy expects to work between 6am and 7pm, Monday through Friday, depending on tide and weather conditions.

Pedestrian access to the wharf and transient vessel dock surrounding the wharf will be redirected as needed during the project to ensure public safety.  Both Legacy Contracting and the Port of Siuslaw appreciate the public’s cooperation in maintaining a safe distance from the operation.

The Port’s tenants on the wharf, ICM Restaurant and Mo’s Restaurant, are expected to remain open for business during the project.  “Our contractor has assured us that both restaurants should be able to operate normal business hours throughout the project,” Forsythe said.

Regular project announcements will be posted on the Port’s website, www.portofsiuslaw.com, and Facebook pages.   Any questions should be directed to the Port office at 541-997-3426 or email port@portofsiuslaw.com.