IMCO General Construction begins $16.3 million Port Angeles project

IMCO General Construction of Ferndale announced it has received a notice to proceed on a $16.3 million public works project in Port Angeles, Wash.

The company submitted the lowest bid among seven other general contractors to increase the capacity of the city’s wastewater treatment plant, as well as build a 105-foot bridge over Ennis Creek in Port Angeles.

Crews are expected to break ground on the project during the last week of August, according to a press release. IMCO’s project is phase one of a two-phase project Port Angeles city officials have valued at more than $40 million. It is the largest public works construction project ever undertaken in the city.

“IMCO is very excited to work with the city of Port Angeles again and get moving on this fun and challenging project,” said CJ Handforth, IMCO’s project manager.

City officials in Port Angeles are trying to reduce the amount of stormwater and raw sewage released into Port Angeles Harbor and nearby Peabody Creek. The city currently dumps about 32 million gallons of stormwater and raw sewage into the harbor each year.

IMCO’s project should be complete by fall 2013, according to the company.

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