The Westport Marina will begin dredging operations today for the first time in 39 years.

The Port of Grays Harbor said the project will take place in two phases, carried out by two contractors working in coordination to limit user impacts and improve efficiency. The project is expected to be completed by January 31, 2020.

Phase I will commence the first week of September with Bergerson Construction beginning in-water work near floats 15 &17. The work will include dredge material being disposed of in an upland site via pipeline. Phase II will begin shortly after Phase I and be carried out by Pacific Pile and Marine. Phase II dredging will include in-water disposal via pipeline to the permitted Point Chehalis disposal site.

“We are excited to get this critical project underway and are confident our contractors have put together a well-coordinated plan to keep the project on track and minimize impacts to our diverse user groups,” explained Westport Marina Business Manager Molly Bold. “Communication and cooperation with our users will be critical over the next several months. Once complete, we are confident this project will benefit them for many years to come.”

For the most up-to-date information regarding Marina dredging please visit portofgraysharbor.com or call 360-533-9562.