The Port of Siuslaw’s floating dock system in Old Town, Florence, provides an essential facility for commercial fishing vessels and for public moorage. DOWL designed the replacement of a structurally deficient dock system that included a new commercial dock and public dock as well as a diagonal connection between the two.
Environmental permitting was complicated when, after the construction contract was awarded, Oregon Coast Coho were listed as a protected species. To complete the required Biological Assessment (BA) and Biological Opinion (BO) documentation on short notice, DOWL staff worked non-stop through a weekend to write a detailed BA. Through close collaboration with all parties, the BA was reviewed and approved in less than three weeks which delayed the construction by a mere two weeks and confirmed that the project could still utilize its time-dependent funding.
The project provided the port with new utility services on the docks and ice generation facilities to better serve the port's resident fishing fleet.
Port of Siuslaw
Construction Administration and Inspection