Initial work starts at graving yard site

Peninsula News Network


Port Angeles, WA - Dirt isn’t exactly “flying” yet, but it is starting to move at the site of the new Department of Transportation graving dock.

Contractors Kiewit-General Construction have been busy this week moving heavy equipment on the site, and starting the initial work for the $17 million project.

Most of the initial work involves clearing brush, and some of the left over concrete, pipes and other debris from when this was a mill site.

DOT Project Engineer Jerry Moore says most of the heavy work is still a few days away.

People will eventually see giant cranes used to excavate the thousands of yards of dirt that will be taken away from the waterfront and disposed of west of town. That’s going to create considerable dump truck traffic along Marine Drive, but Moore says that shouldn’t cause too many problems. He tells PNN there will only be about 1 truck every minute driving along the waterfront.

Moore says there won’t be flaggers operating on Marine Drive; the dump trucks will just be entering the normal flow of traffic.


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