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Muddy River Flood Risk Management project work progresses to Work Area #3 beginning January 20

USACE, New England District
Published Jan. 13, 2021

 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District announced today that dredging activities continue to progress on Phase 2 of the $36.5 million Muddy River Flood Risk Management project in Boston and Brookline, Massachusetts.

Beginning Jan. 20, 2021, work will progress to Work Area #3 in the vicinity of Brookline Avenue, Riverway and Netherlands Road (near Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital). Temporary construction fencing will go up in Work Area #3 to prepare the area for mobilization of dredging equipment. A walkway along the river will remain open for pedestrian and bicycle access for the duration of the project.

Dredging will begin in Work Area #3 later this month or in early February once the temporary construction fencing is installed and dredging is completed in Work Area #2. Work includes dredging the flood risk management channel within the Muddy River. An excavator will stage on the right side (looking downstream) of the river to dredge the river and load the sediment into water-tight trucks for transport to the Central Processing Facility near the Duck House and the construction trailers at Work Area #11. The sediment will be dewatered and stabilized in this facility before the processed sediment is loaded and transported to the final disposal facility.

Once the dredging is complete in Work Area #3, the riverbanks will be stabilized with a turf reinforcement mat, then replanted with emergent plants in the wetland area, and shrubs and trees in the upland area during the planting window. Areas will also be reseeded in locations disturbed by construction equipment.

For Muddy River project construction updates, visit the District’s project website at: http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/ProjectsTopics/MuddyRiver.aspx

For more information, contact Project Manager Jennifer Flanagan at MuddyRiver@usace.army.mil or call 978-318-8015.

Bryan Purtell

Release no. 21-002