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Langley Marina work resumes

Workers pound new piles into South Whidbey Harbor Wednesday. - Celeste Erickson / The Record
Workers pound new piles into South Whidbey Harbor Wednesday.
— image credit: Celeste Erickson / The Record

South Whidbey Harbor is bustling again as workers resumed work on the marina expansion project Monday, Sept. 16.

As of Friday, crews had installed seven piles and were working on the eighth. A total of 14 will be installed in the harbor.

Crews may work through the weekend as weather permits for the next few weeks, said Ed Field, Port of South Whidbey operations manager.

The project will continue with on-shore work for the waterline and underground utility later this month.

The parking area at the marina will become busier as equipment arrives, and the ramp may be closed for extended periods as well.

The port recommends boaters watch for active construction areas and the temporary buoys and traffic lanes, as these could change daily.

Commissioner Curt Gordon is hoping for good weather as crews finish the piling installations — a critical part of the project, he said. As soon as they can get the pilings in, crews can finish work on the existing 400-foot breakwater and get it in place, he said.

“I’m confident they (the contractors) will still get it done with the time allotted,” Gordon said.

 

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