Pierce County is replacing the main hydraulic cylinder on the Steilacoom Ferry ramp transfer span which will improve the operation of the transfer span.
The work is expected to run from March 1 to mid-April.
This work will take place at night Sunday through Thursday from 8:45 p.m.- 5:15 a.m. A barge will provide the contractor with equipment and materials to complete the work.
The contractor hired to do the work is American Construction with a bid of $420,000.
Erin BabboCommunications Manager
Due to the work, there will be impacts to the ferry schedule:
Work to replace the hydraulic cylinder is expected to run from March 1 to mid-April.
1. Crews will be mobilizing a barge to the Steilacoom area to support the work on the ferry landing ramp repair.
2. Cribbing will be established to support the transfer span as they remove the hydraulic cylinder, lift column, and bearing.