Notice – Closure of Water Street Wharf
Please be advised that the Port Alberni Port Authority will be closing Water Street Wharf to all vehicle traffic, parking and temporary storage indefinitely due to structural concerns. Water Street Wharf is the wooden “dock” south of Harbour Quay and west of the concrete parking lot west of Harbour Road behind Port Boat House and the Spirit Square. The Port Authority has reviewed a number of studies conducted in the past and compared against current observations of structural decay. Unfortunately, the expert opinion is that the wooden structure can no longer support heavy vertical forces that are sustained from vehicle parking and storage. However, the Port Authority will ensure that pedestrians can continue to enjoy the facility. Additionally, the Port Authority may consider short term special usage of the wharf on a case by case request basis. The Port Authority appreciates the understanding and patience of the community while it acts in the best interest of safety of the public.
For further information please contact Harbour Master, Captain Steve Baxter: 250-723-5312
Submitted by Port Authority on March 18, 2013.