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Shane Phillips of Mott MacDonald presents three alternatives to the Port of Port Townsend commissioners Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, during a port workshop. Phillips said construction could begin as early as winter 2021, provided all permitting can be secured by that time. (Brian McLean/Peninsula Daily News)

WA - Engineering firm urges replacement of Point Hudson breakwater

Port of Port Townsend commissioners to consider proposal

A preferred alternative to replace the south breakwater at Point Hudson could be under construction as early as winter 2021, an engineering firm said.

The proposal, presented Wednesday during a Port of Port Townsend commission workshop, would cost between $5.5 million and $6.5 million, and it would depend on timely permitting through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, according to a civil engineering firm based in Seattle.

Port commissioners still have to approve the project. They could discuss it as early as their next business meeting on Feb. 26.

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