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Dredging at terminal could begin soon

Modified: Monday, Sep 1st, 2014

A HME Construction crane lifts a bucket full of dredged material collected from an area located at the east end of the Port of Newport’s International Terminal. After dumping its load onto the Vancouver company’s Sea Horse barge, a tug tows the vessel through the Yaquina Bay channel and dumps the sand offshore. The dredging contract with the port is expected to continue through the third week of September. (Photo by Dennis Anstine)

NEWPORT — The Port of Newport has tentative plans to dredge an estimated 9,000 cubic yards of silt material in front of its International Terminal during a two-day period this month.

The port has received a permit from the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) and hopes to receive a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) as early as Sept. 1, according to Port General Manager Kevin Greenwood.

“It’s still a fluid situation,” Greenwood said, “but we should know by Friday (today) if we will be granted a dredging extension by the corps.”

That would allow the port to save $195,000 “by piggybacking on our current dredging contract with HME Construction and remove the silt part of the project on Sept. 23-24. It should only take a couple of days to get that out.”

For the complete article see the 08-29-2014 issue.

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