The West Harbor construction site was relatively quite during the month of January. Crews continued work on the Harbormaster Building and subsurface utility trenching and installation on the North Jetty and around Scott Street. Demo of the end of the West Mole was completed down to the waterline. Demolition down to target depth will resume when the in-water work window reopens in June.
February will see much of the same type of work. Water and utility lines serving the docks east of the Golden Gate Yacht Club is next on the schedule. Crews will try their best to keep the narrow drive out to the club open to vehicles, but users are asked to be patient and whenever possible park by the trailer and walk when you see equipment performing work.
Some of the more anticipated amenities of the renovation project are starting to appear. Gangways, dockside transformers, fire hose boxes, dock boxes, pile-caps and gates are arriving on site for installation throughout the month of February. Electrical pedestals will begin arriving on site in late February and installation will be ongoing into March. Final float adjustments, system testing, and inspections will begin around March 1. After sign-off the Harbormaster will begin populating the new docks to make way for Phase 2 construction.
Looking ahead to March, boaters on docks served off the West Mole will be temporarily relocated to make way for demolition and construction of new docks on both the north and south side of the mole. If all goes as planned, the renovated harbormaster building, with freshly renovated boater showers, will reopen toward the end of the month.