Major repairs are coming to Westport in the coming months. The Army Corps of Engineers has two projects at the top of their list as Project Manager Elizabeth Chien told port commissioners earlier this month. “We’re going to focus on [the] City of Westport. As you all know we had a very destructive storm season this past winter. Both Point Chehalis revetment and the Westhaven Cove Marina breakwaters suffered quite a bit of damage.”
The corps obtained funding through the work plan for emergency repairs earlier this year, as well as enough for a permanent repair. The contract for the marina breakwater repairs was recently awarded to Roglins, and Chien said they were able to afford all suggested repairs, “So we will be doing repairs on Breakweaters A, B, and C. The damaged boards on A and C will be replaced. We’ll also be able to repair some of the rock that goes up and around on those.”
The revetment that protects the marina has been deteriorating and required repairs earlier this year Chien said “for many years we have been repairing the Point Chehalis Revetment in segments as funding becomes available. This winter, due to that damage that occurred, we were able to obtain enough funds for an emergency repair which dropped a whole pile of rock in there. But we now have enough money to conduct permanent repairs.”
Repairs will look familiar on the revetment, which protects the Westport shoreline from errosion, Chien said the contractor SEA Contruction will place fill rock, then rocks the size of dump trucks at the site to stall erosion.