7 contractors bid on Foss Waterway Site 11 Esplanade project

Seven contractors have submitted bids for a public works project that involves the second phase of the Thea Foss Waterway Site 11 Esplanade. The project calls for the construction of a 300-foot-long concrete esplanade with lighting, railing, and park benches. The project will also install 17 new piles to support the new esplanade. The project budget is estimated at $1.6 million to $1.7 million.


Two years ago, the Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board awarded a $500,000 grant to the City of Tacoma to help fund the project, which aims to create a 1.5-mile esplanade along Thea Foss Waterway.

Last month, the City of Tacoma published a legal notice in the Tacoma Daily Index advertising the project and requesting bid proposals. The bid deadline expired on Tues., April 15.

The seven contractors who submitted bids include Nordland Construction NW (Nordland, Wash.) — $1,722,087; Bergerson Construction, Inc. (Astoria, Ore.) — $2,175,443; Rodarte Construction, Inc. (Auburn, Wash.) — $1,499.794.13; Mid Mountain Contractors, Inc. (Kirkland, Wash.) — $1,779,054.28; Orion Marine Group (Tacoma, Wash.) — $1,953,866; Tactical Constructors Corp. (Fife, Wash.) — $1,493,645; and Quigg Bros., Inc. (Aberdeen, Wash.) — $1,784,379.25.