Ferndale-based IMCO General Construction was awarded a Port of Seattle construction project worth more than $10.5 Million.
The project calls for expansion and cleanup along the downtown Seattle waterfront at Terminal 117. In a news release, IMCO said it submitted the lowest bid out of five general contractors in December, winning the bid in January.
Crews will remove upland soil and river sediment to reduce hazardous material and contaminants to levels that will protect the river environment and reduce health risks to people in the area.
Construction is expected to start in May 2013 and be complete in early 2014.
The project is along the west bank of the Lower Duwamish Waterway in South Park and is part of a larger joint cleanup effort backed by the Port of Seattle and the City of Seattle. Prior to 2000, the T-117 site was used for asphalt shingle manufacturing, which lead to soil and sediment contamination and buildup over years of operation, according to the news release. The area was identified for cleanup after environmental agencies reported high concentrations of contaminants in the upland property, river bank and sediments, and parts of the surrounding yards and streets.