CONCORD, Mass. – Spillway bridge railing and safety/security fencing repair and replacement to the West Hill Dam in Uxbridge, Mass., will be completed under the terms of a $93,500.00 contract recently awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.
Work will be accomplished by Fusiform, Inc. of New Bedford, Mass. The contract was awarded on May 30, 2017. Work is underway.
The work calls for all equipment, materials and labor to complete the spillway bridge railing and safety/security fencing repair and replacement project at the West Hill Dam in Uxbridge.
The project will be managed by the Corps of Engineers and all work will be accomplished under the supervision of a Corps’ Quality Assurance Representative to assure compliance with contract requirements.
West Hill Dam, on the West River in Uxbridge, was completed in 1961 at a cost of $2.3 million. The 2,400-foot-long, 51-foot-high dam can impound a 12,400-acre-foot lake capable of storing four billion gallons of water. The Dam was designed to protect communities on the West River and Blackstone River basins in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It has prevented damages of more than $100.8 million. More than 90,000 annual visitors enjoy picnicking, swimming, hiking, fishing and hunting at the 1,401-acre facility. For more information, current events, upcoming programs, or shelter reservations, call (508) 278-2511 or visit the website at www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/WestHillDam.aspx.
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