Test Pile Program Construction Update: May 2, 2016

The Port of Anchorage’s (POA) Test Pile Program gets underway this week with the installation of the first test pile today, May 2, 2016. The second pile is scheduled for installation on May 5, 2016. Both pile locations are near the existing Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants (POL) 1 terminal at the south end of the Port.

Long-term noise monitoring stations near Government Hill and Cherry Hill were set up the week of April 25, 2016 to collect ambient noise data. Mobile monitoring stations will be positioned in various locations throughout the neighborhoods during active construction. Join us at Nightingale Park at noon (12 pm) today to meet the sound technicians and learn more about how sound data is collected.

Did you miss Alaska Public Radio Network’s three-part series on the POA’s Anchorage Port Modernization Program? Hear the stories here:

April 19, 2016 – Crucial cargo point only ‘marginally adequate’ say officials

April 20, 2016 – ‘Slow motion disaster’ threatens state’s key port

April 21, 2016 – “It Just Didn’t Work”: Legacy of botched project haunts port’s future