Port of Alaska in Anchorage

Test Pile Program Construction Update: May 31, 2016

Published: May 31, 2016

Work is nearly complete on the Port of Anchorage's (POA) test pile program. The remaining three piles will be driven this week (Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday) near Terminal 1 and at the north end of the Port, pending tidal or other construction constraints.

Restrikes on each of the ten test piles will start the first week in June and be complete by June 18, 2016. Each pile will be struck up to ten times to confirm structural capacity. Following the restrike effort, seven of the ten piles will be cut off below the ground level. The remaining three piles will be utilized in the Anchorage Port Modernization Program, Phase 1, in-water construction, scheduled to begin in 2018.