CONCORD, Mass. – Underwater repairs to the Stamford Hurricane Barrier in Stamford, Connecticut, will be completed under the terms of a $155,200.00 contract recently awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.
Work will be accomplished by Specialty Diving Services, Inc. of North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Once a notice to proceed is issued construction will be authorized to start. Construction is scheduled to take about four months to complete. The contract was awarded on Sept. 14, 2018.
The work on this project involves removal of existing timber from gate pedestals; installation of new composite timbers; installation of steel cable along the bottom attached at each abutment; and removal of abandoned hatch bolts and replacement of one hinge bolt.
The Stamford Hurricane Barrier is composed of an earthen dike and a 90-foot navigation gate. When in the down or “open” position, the navigation gate rests on eight, 7-foot long timbers founded on concrete pedestals. Work will require the temporary displacement of sediment from around gate pedestals. Work on the pedestals will require the gate to be up, in the “closed” position. The gate will be closed daily during construction with operation of the gate dependent on tides and commercial traffic. The contractor will be required to remove work barge and any other obstructions from the navigation channel at the conclusion of work each day.
The project will be managed by the Corps under the supervision of a Corps’ Quality Assurance Representative to assure compliance with contract requirements.
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Release no. 18-087