CONCORD, Mass. – Maintenance and repairs to the North Jetty feature of the Federal Navigation Project (FNP) in Scituate Harbor in Scituate, Mass., will be completed under the terms of a $1,237,500.00 contract issued recently by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District. Work will be accomplished by Classic Site Solutions, Inc. of Framingham, Mass. Work is scheduled to start around September 2018 and take several months to complete. The contract was awarded on May 8, 2018.
Scituate Harbor is an indentation along Massachusetts’ southern shore, approximately 13 miles southeast of Boston Harbor. The harbor is used chiefly by fishing and recreational fleets. In 1903, work was completed on two jetties, one on each side of the harbor entrance. The north jetty extends 720 feet southeasterly from Cedar Point.
“The work consists of repairing several sections of the north jetty at Scituate Harbor,” said Project Manager Bill Kavanaugh, of the Corps’ New England District, Programs/Project Management Division in Concord, Mass. The nose of the north jetty (i.e. seaward end) along with other smaller areas along the structure were damaged during winter storm Juno in 2015 and subsequent storms. Approximately 1,000 tons of new 6-8 ton armor stone will be installed as well as 500 tons of new 4-6 ton armor stone. The notice to proceed was issued on June 4, 2018. The contractor will wait to mobilize to the site until closer to the end of the summer season, in late August or September 2018.
Work includes dismantling, removing, stockpiling, reworking and reinstalling existing armor stone as well as acquiring and installing new armor stones in the jetty repair areas. Repaired areas must be properly interlocked and be within specified design tolerances. New armor stones will be required to be delivered via waterborne plant and placed upon the shore behind the state spur jetty for further placement into the structure. Due to significant eelgrass beds adjacent to the structure in the interior of the harbor, stone placement work will be required to be performed from the top of the structure.
The project will be managed by the Corps under the supervision of a Corps’ Quality Assurance Representative to assure compliance with contract requirements. For details on the Scituate Harbor FNP visit: http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Navigation/Massachusetts/Scituate-Harbor/.
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