It’s our nature to grow.
Each year the Port Commission adopts a capital improvement budget that supports the Port of Camas-Washougal’s mission to drive economic development, create jobs, promote commerce and provide recreational opportunities. These capital improvements include a wide range of projects, to include wetland mitigation and restoration, building construction, and continuing management of all port owned properties and facilities.
Breakwater Access Construction
The Port will replace the current non-ADA compliant breakwater access ramps with 7′ wide acceptably sloped ramps to allow for utility vehicles to access in case of emergencies. The current concrete platform will be renovated and two new will be added. Each will feature benches for those who wish to rest and enjoy views of the marina and Columbia River.
The overhead electrical lines along the breakwater dock will be removed and relocated through conduit mounted to the dock and 8 additional electrical pedestals will be installed. Electrical capacity will be increased and the new electrical system will incorporate current leakage detection. A fire department connection will be installed for additional fire safety.
Fuel Dock Replacement Construction
The renovated fuel dock will be constructed of a HDPE (high density polyethylene) float system with a steel frame structure. This float system uses polystyrene encased in long HDPE tubes with a rigid steel frame to provide structural integrity. With the exception of around the fuel pumps, the walking surface of the new dock will be constructed of fiberglass grating to meet the light transmission requirements for migratory fish. The area around the fuel pumps will be made up of concrete to mitigate spills during fuel delivery. The dock will be designed to incorporate a utility tray serving the fuel pumps and pump-a-head. The fuel pay terminal covering will also be renovated. Construction will begin on April 13th and is is scheduled to reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend.
Slurry Seal Taxiway E
The Port will be improving the surface of Taxiway E during the summer of 2022. This work includes crack sealing, adding slurry seal and striping the taxiway. A timeline for work and closure notices will be provided once a contractor has been selected.
Fuel & Pre-Flight Staging Area
Harper Houf Peterson Righellis Inc (HHPR) is providing survey and civil engineering support for the expansion of the fuel and pre-flight staging area. The project is scheduled to be advertised for bid in the late spring 2022 with construction completed by the end of the year.
Building 20 Construction
Rotschy, Inc. was awarded the contract to construct a 50,000 sq. ft. metal pre-fab Building, slab on grade, in Steigerwald Commerce Center on Adjusted Parcel 12. The new Building #20 will have the ability to demise into fifteen (15) 3,300 sq. ft. bays. Building #20 is expected to be completed by the end of 2022 and will mirror Building #18 that was completed in May 2018. The Port is working diligently to improve Washougal’s economy.
Building 4, 5 &10 Parking Area Improvements
The Port will be improving the surfaces of parking areas at many properties during the spring and summer of 2022. This work includes crack sealing, adding slurry seal and striping the traffic markings. A timeline for work and closure notices of parking areas will be provided once a contractor has been selected.
Building 8 Exterior Improvements
Engle’s Painting LLC from Kalama, WA has been awarded the contract to seal and paint the exterior of Building 8. Work is weather dependent and expected to begin later this spring. Notification will be provided to those that may be impacted by the project.
The contractor selection process is underway to repair interior and exterior brick pilasters and small cracks at the courthouse building. Additional work includes the removal of a small brick wall that demarcated a courtyard by the front entrance.