On January 23rd, representatives from Harris & Associates joined Port of San Diego officials, Congressman Scott Peters and local dignitaries in the groundbreaking ceremony for the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal (TAMT) modernization project. The project will help elevate the Port’s status as a vital gateway for global imports and exports.
Harris will serve as the engineer of record for the $24-million improvement effort, which includes demolishing two obsolete warehouses to create space for parking lots, cargo loading/unloading, staging areas and rail improvements. The project will also enhance the TAMT with updates to earthwork, utilities, lighting and pavement, in addition to 7,200 square feet of new modular office space, utility enclosures and restrooms.
“We’re honored to help the Port strengthen its competitive advantage,” said Alex Yescas, Director of Engineering Services at Harris. “Our expertise in stormwater systems design is ideally suited to a project of this magnitude.”
So far, Harris has designed stormwater improvements that will treat 41 acres via biofiltration, using one of the largest biofiltration units in San Diego County. Meanwhile, the results of Harris’ floodplain study helped the Port designate and justify many site improvements.
Funding for the TAMT upgrade comes from a combination of a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation and a matched contribution from the Port of San Diego.