CONCORD, Mass. – Crest paving repairs to the Mansfield Hollow Dam in Mansfield, Connecticut, will be completed under the terms of a $467,225.00 contract recently awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.
Work will be accomplished by Classic Site Solutions, Inc., of Framingham, Massachusetts. The contract was awarded on Aug. 27, 2018. Once a notice to proceed is issued construction will be authorized to start.
The access road along the crest of the Mansfield Hollow Dam has significant edge deterioration potentially causing erosion of the dam crest and making access along the crest by vehicles difficult.
The project is to reclaim the existing pavement in place to a depth of 6 inches and to place new pavement 10 feet wide above the reclaimed material with 2.5 feet wide stone gravel shoulders. Protection of existing crest monuments, piezometer and airport lighting conduits will be required as well as complying with requirements of FAA permits.
The project will be managed by the Corps and all work will be accomplished under the supervision of a Corps’ Quality Assurance Representative to assure compliance with contract requirements.
Mansfield Hollow Lake, on the Natchaug River in Mansfield, was constructed at a cost of $6.5 million. The 14,050-foot-long, 78-foot-high dam can impound a 49,200-acre foot reservoir, which is equivalent to 16 billion gallons of water. Since it was placed in operation in 1952, it has prevented damages of $101.6 million. The reservoir area offers many recreational opportunities, including picnicking, fishing, boating, hunting, and nature study and annually attracts more than 574,900 visitors. For more information on recreation call 860-923-2982 or visit www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/MansfieldHollowLake.aspx.
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