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PORT OF OLYMPIA IN SR520 PROJECT

December 21, 2010

The Port of Olympia is hoping that they could be the site used to build 44 supplemental pontoons for the SR520 Floating Bridge. This will not impact the construction happening in Grays Harbor.

33 larger pontoons are set to be built at The Port of Grays Harbor, but the Aberdeen site is not large enough to build all 77 needed for the floating bridge. Construction at the Aberdeen facility is scheduled to start in 2011 with the bridge being complete in 2014.

“We plan to begin construction next spring and look forward to putting hundreds of people to work in Grays Harbor,” said state Transportation Secretary Paula Hammond. “These pontoons will be available to form the backbone of the floating bridge and keep this vital transportation link open.”

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