BELLINGHAM - All lanes of the Squalicum Harbor boat launch will be closed from 7 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, through 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, for pile driving and float replacement work.
The work is part of improvement to the launch ramps and replacement of the vessel rinse station, according to the Port of Bellingham.
A grant from the state Recreation and Conservation Office boating program is paying 75 percent of the $768,291 project, with the port covering the rest from its property tax collections. Bellingham Marine Industries, Inc. of Ferndale is the contractor.
The boat launch, built in 1985, is used more than 7,500 times a year. Ramp improvements include installing new concrete floats and pilings, repairing or replacing ramp panels, approach improvements, and better lighting. The new rinse station will open in April, replacing one currently closed.
Boaters with questions about the project can contact the Harbor Office at Squalicum@portofbellingham.com or 360-676-2542.