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Muddy River Flood Risk Management project work progresses to Work Area #4 beginning March 1

USACE, New England District
Published Feb. 24, 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 March 1, 2021, work will progress to Work Area #4 in the vicinity of Riverway and Netherlands Road (near the Brookline DPW building). Temporary construction fencing will be installed in Work Area #4 to prepare the area for mobilization of dredging equipment. The existing walkway along the river will remain open for pedestrian and bicycle access until the temporary walkway is constructed and dredging activities begin. Pedestrian and bicycle access around the work area will be provided for the duration of the project.

Dredging will begin in Work Area #4 mid- to late-March once the temporary construction fencing is installed and dredging is completed in Work Area #3. 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 #4, 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. 21-006