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Work to start on or about Oct. 25: Corps of Engineers awards $3.6 million contract for Newburyport Harbor south jetty repair in Newburyport

Published Oct. 12, 2012

CONCORD, Mass. The Newburyport Harbor south jetty in Newburyport, Mass. will be repaired  under the terms of a $3,610,534.00 contract issued recently by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.


Work will be accomplished by HK&S Construction Holding Corp., of Newport, Rhode Island. Construction is scheduled to start on or about Oct. 25, 2012 and take about five months to complete. The contract was awarded on Sept. 27, 2012.


“The work consists of repairing the majority of the 1,400-foot-long jetty that was damaged during Tropical Storm Irene,” said Project Manager Jack Karalius, of the Corps’ New England District, Programs/Project Management Division. “Approximately 10,000 tons of armor stone will be placed for the project. Three-ton maximum stone size will be placed for the first 1,000 feet, and 12-ton maximum stone size will be placed for the outermost section.”


The work includes replacing displaced core and armor stone to fill in existing gaps in the jetty. Repairs will require substantial moving and rehandling of existing stones to obtain the required interlocking placement. Equipment and stone delivery and access will be performed from land.


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.


For more information about the Corps’ New England District projects or activities visit the website at: http://www.nae.usace.army.mil.

Tim Dugan

Release no. 2012-103