City Pier Railing Replacement PK0819

Project Overview

Over the last six years, the City of Port Angeles has been working to improve the infrastructure of the Port Angeles City Pier. Built in the 1970s, the City Pier has recently undergone various improvement projects, including the replacement of its Fire Suppression System, installation of new Transient Moorage Floats,  inspection of the facility's pilings and an update to its load ratings. 

Next in the Capital Facilities Plan/Transportation Improvement Plan (CFP/TIP) is the City Pier Railing Replacement Project (PK0819). This project includes the removal of the existing safety railing, which surrounds the majority of the City Pier facility, and the installation of a brand-new, 1,300 linear-foot pedestrian barrier. 

The Parks & Recreation Department has had to replace various sections of the existing railing due to rust and rot. The new safety railing will require minimal maintenance. Made from hot-dipped galvanized (HDG) steel, the railing will be long-lasting, corrosion-resistant, and will not require paint. 

This project is expected to be complete in June 2023. 

  1. Anticipated Closures
  2. Work Zone Map
  3. Project Updates

For safety purposes, portions of the City Pier facility will be closed beginning February 2023. An anticipated timeline of the closures is listed below. 

Estimated Closure DatesZoneDescription of Location
February 28, 2023 - May 29, 20232The middle section, including access to and from cruise ships and the City Pier Viewing Tower. After March 24th, an approximate 8-ft wide easement will allow public access to and from the cruise ship and view tower areas. 
March 24, 2023 - May 31, 2023 3The southern portion of City Pier, nearby the stage and Fiero Marine Life Center areas. Access to Fiero Marine Life Center will continue to be available. 
May 2023 - June 8, 2023 1The northern portion of City Pier. including around the viewing tower, will be blocked off at the end only.


A contract for the work was awarded to Neely Construction in the amount of $438,464.00, following City Council approval in November 2022.

Media Press

February 1. 2023 Press Release: City Pier Railing Replacement Project Set to Begin February 20th

Learn More

View the City's Capital Facilities & Transportation Improvement Plan (CFP/TIP) to learn more about this project and all other City of Port Angeles capital facilities projects. For additional questions, please contact the Project Manager for the Parks & Recreation Department.