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Cabrillo Way Marina Rehabilitation

Marine Construction Project in San Pedro, CA

Project Details

Client: Port of Los Angeles
Location: San Pedro, CA
Delivery Method: Design-Bid-Build
Highlights: This state-of-the-art marina won the Build America Award Environmental Enhancement from the AGC and the Port Marine Project of the Year from the California Transportation Foundation.


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Project Description

As the first new marina to be built in Los Angeles in over 22 years, the Cabrillo Way Marina port rehabilitation created a vibrant village atmosphere for recreation and boating activities. Covering 49 acres of land and 37acres of water, this award-winning project is a showcase, state-of-the-art port based on green design and sustainability.

Major Challenges
To accommodate environmental concerns, piles were driven using a vibratory hammer that minimized disturbance at the ocean floor, and in surrounding habitats. Specialized off-road equipment was employed to meet Tier 2 off-road emissions standards, and on-road heavy-duty diesel trucks were used to comply with strict EPA emission standards. Construction work adjacent to existing facilities and in an operating harbor created a challenge for careful construction methods and phasing.

Project Scope

  • Dutra was responsible for construction and demolition of all marine portions.
  • Remove existing shoreline armor rock and recycle for reuse on-site.
  • Dredge 180,000 cubic yards and place in an upland facility.
  • Place 130,000 tons new base and armor rock.
  • Install 650 24” octagonal piles.
  • Fabricate and install 270,000 square feet of floating concrete docks.
  • Install 5,000 linear feet of combi-wall sheet pile retaining wall.
  • Install electrical and mechanical throughout the marina.