Progress on Port of Paulsboro Moves Forward Demolition of Existing Wharf Structure and Buildings Will Clear the Way for New Construction
(Paulsboro, NJ) - A low bidder for demolition at the Paulsboro Marine Terminal was awarded a contract today by the Gloucester County Improvement Authority to begin clearing the existing wharf structure, removal of several warehouse buildings and demolition of concrete foundation supports at the Paulsboro project site.
AP Construction of Blackwood, NJ was awarded the contract to begin the demolition work. The contractor will begin work on site in the next several weeks and demolition is to be completed by February 2011.
"The contract awarded today was $518,400 below the construction cost estimate which continues to show that this is the perfect time to build this Port," said Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney. "We are seeing very competitive bidding to get the work going on at the Port site and it is great for our economy."
Sweeney said, "Site work continues to move on schedule, and we are finalizing our permitting. Just last month Paulsboro received a $1.5 million federal grant to build a new water tower that will help to service the Port." Sweeney said, "The Port of Paulsboro is starting to take shape and we will be looking to bring a general construction contractor on before the end of the year," he said.
The contract awarded today was for $2,056,600 and is being funded by a bond from the South Jersey Port Corporation.