The City of Valdez opened the new boat harbor this Saturday with a free community barbeque and ribbon cutting. Here are the facts and figures behind the project. The final cost of the new boat harbor is expected to be roughly 82.6 million dollars. The new harbor took 18 months to design and over five years to build. Valdez voters approved a 20 million dollar bond to build the new harbor back in 2012. At that time the project estimate was approximately 60 million dollars and City Manager John Hozey hoped to get 40 million dollars from State and other sources for the project.
Here’s how the final numbers break out:
* 50.4 million (62.9%) – The City of Valdez
* 21.3 million (26.6%) – US Army Corps of Engineers (22.7 total federal contribution inclusive of non-shared costs).
* 8.4 million (10.5%) – Grant Funding
* 0 – State of Alaska
82.6 Million – Includes approximately 2.5 million in contingency reserves
FACTS & MORE NUMBERS
* Officially there are 144 slips and several transient first come, first serve tie up locations
* The dock features a drive down loading float
* Amenities include: Showers, Floating Fish Cleaning stations, 2 separate restroom facilities, security camera monitoring, drive down float with two small 1 ton cranes, small laundry facility, boardwalk and trail connections back to harbor drive, bilge water pump and on-site processor, hazardous waste collection/containment, small office kiosk, maintenance storage building, all season water supply and vessel sewage pump out.
For a detailed construction report as well as month end financials for May, CLICK HERE.
Thanks to Sheri Pierce, Jeremy Talbott and Nathan Duval for providing information for this feature