South Harbor Rebuild Project

The City of Cordova is proposing to complete overdue repairs and necessary enhancements to the city’s harbor. The Cordova Harbor is a transportation and service hub for the surrounding Prince William Sound, offering year-round vessel access to dedicated fishing grounds and safe harbor to mariners. The harbor is past its useful life and is no longer able to adequately and safely support the vessels docking and using the harbor.


The project would consist of several components, completed from mid-September 2023 until mid-April 2024:


The following components are proposed for the project:

  • South Harbor float system replacements
  • New drive-down transfer bridge and service float (drive-down dock)
  • New South Harbor bulkhead
  • South Harbor parking improvements and new walkway

Harbor Press Release & Public Notices

Harbor Construction Requires Partial Closures on Nicholoff Way

Construction crews from Turnagain Marine Inc. and GMC Contracting Inc. will continue to construct the new South Harbor now that demolition has neared its end. Roadside construction along Nicholoff Way requires a partial closure of the roadway just west of the AC...

South Harbor Construction Progress Update 1/19/2024

South Harbor Construction Progress Update: Demolition Nearly Complete - Float Installation to Commence Saturday, January 20th As demolition of the South Harbor reaches its final stages, construction crews from Turnagain Marine Inc. and GMC Contracting Inc. continue to...

South Harbor Project Update

Demolition on the South Harbor is nearing completion. Crews will return the first week of January to finish demolition and disposal and begin assembling the new harbor structures.  

Harbor Construction Scheduled to Begin on December 6, 2023

Harbor Construction Scheduled to Begin on December 6, 2023. Construction crews from Turnagain Marine Inc. are schedule to arrive in Cordova December 5, 2023.  Barges and heavy equipment will be operating in and around the South Harbor for the next six months. The City...

South Harbor Parking During Construction

In preparation for South Harbor construction the City of Cordova is asking that all vehicles parked in the lot on the southwestern side of the South Harbor and at the end of Nicholoff Way be removed no later than October 9, 2023. This area is outlined in red in the...

Harbor Rebuild Employment Opportunities

The Cordova South Harbor Project will begin demolition on October 9th. Turnagain Marine Inc. of Anchorage is the primary contractor leading the project.   We have had many inquiries about work opportunities. Currently, there may be a need for trained and certified...

Fish Cleaning Stations Removal Notice

The Harbor Department will be removing the fishing cleaning stations in the South Harbor by September 15th 2023 to start preparing for the South Harbor Rebuild. The North Harbor fishing cleaning stations and the station on New England Cannery Rd will remain open until...

Harbor Float A & B Construction Impact

The City of Cordova will be requiring all vessel owners in the North Harbor on Float A and the east side of Float B to remove their vessels no later than September 5th to make additional space for deep-draft commercial vessels during the harbor construction period of...