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Petersburg ferry terminal work resumes

Work is restarting this month on replacing some mooring structures at Petersburg’s ferry terminal.

Petersburg’s Tamico Construction is doing the work on the two point six million dollar project.

“The purpose of the project is to remove and replace up to four pile supported mooring and breasting dolphins at the Petersburg ferry terminal,” said Jeremy Woodrow, spokesperson for the Alaska Department of Transportation. “I believe the project was awarded last August and I’m not sure if they worked on it through the winter much but they’re definitely starting work back up this June here.”

The dolphins are a group metal of pilings driven into the sea floor that hold the state ferry in place when it’s docked. Work has been on hold to avoid disturbing young salmon migration in the Wrangell Narrows. The contractor also will be doing some repair work on the catwalk between the mooring dolphins.

Woodrow said state ferry service is not interrupted by the piling replacement. “Yeah we’re pretty good at working with contractors at terminals to be able to work in between when ferries are docking, to be able to not close down ferry service for any long period of time.”

The piling replacement has a completion date of September 15th.

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