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Corps of Engineers awards contract for spillway bridge concrete repairs at Tully Lake dam in Athol

Published Oct. 2, 2018

CONCORD, Mass. Spillway bridge concrete repairs to the Tully Lake dam in Athol, Massachusetts, will be completed under the terms of a $648,585.00 contract recently awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.


Work will be accomplished by Gardner Construction & Industrial Services, Inc. of Chicopee, Massachusetts. The contract was awarded on Sept. 18, 2018. Once a notice to proceed is issued by the Corps of Engineers construction will be authorized to start.


Work will focus on concrete repair work which will include the rehabilitation of the concrete spandrel and wingwalls and replacement of joint materials in all expansion joints along the spandrel walls and parapets located on the southern half of the bridge from midspan to the south abutment. The repair work requires the removal of unsound and deteriorated concrete at locations identified in the plans. Joint material replacement work requires the removal of all existing loose or deteriorated joint materials from all expansion joints within the area of work. The final locations and areas of concrete repair and depth of joint material replacement will be based on sounding the concrete and visual inspections performed by the contractor in the field.


The repair 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.


Tully Lake dam, situated on the East Branch of the Tully River in Athol and Royalston, is 1,570 feet long and 62 feet high. Completed in 1949 at a cost of $1.7 million, the dam has a reservoir storage capacity of 7.1 billion gallons of water. Tully Lake has prevented damages of $29.1 million. Over 100,000 visitors annually enjoy picnicking, hiking, boating, mountain biking, disc golfing, fishing, hunting and cross country skiing. For details call (978) 249-9150 or visit www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/TullyLake.aspx.


For contract information visit: www.nae.usace.army.mil/BusinessWithUs/Contracting.aspx. For general information visit: www.nae.usace.army.mil/. For Small Business information visit: www.nae.usace.army.mil/BusinessWithUs/SmallBusiness.aspx.

Tim Dugan

Release no. 18-088