Army Corps of Engineers to Repair Rock Revetment in Westport
WESTPORT, Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will oversee repairs to the rock revetment at Westport, Wash., beginning in October using contractor Sealevel Bulkhead Builders for the work.
The contractor will repair the revetment by placing approximately 1,735 cubic yards (2,435 tons) of new armor rock along approximately 200 linear feet of revetment. Gravel (approximately 30 tons) may also be placed temporarily to protect the asphalt pit run and sidewalk adjacent to the revetment from damage during construction and would be removed at project completion.
Construction is scheduled to begin Oct. 15 and is expected to last up to 30 days, depending on weather and tidal conditions. During the rock placement work, the Corps will have an inspector from its Aberdeen based survey crew on-site. The Corps’ coastal engineering and environmental staff will conduct periodic inspections of the revetment repairs.
Westport residents and visitors should note that access in the vicinity of the Westport viewing tower will be temporarily restricted during the construction.
The Corps of Engineers maintains the rock structures at Westport as part of its ongoing mission to maintain and protect the federal navigation project at the Westhaven Cove Marina, including the entrance channel and the marina basin. The Corps has maintained and improved navigation in Grays Harbor for more than 100 years.