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Work scheduled to start on or about Oct. 16: Corps of Engineers awards $842,153 contract for maintenance dredging at Patchogue River in Westbrook

Published Oct. 12, 2012

CONCORD, Mass. Maintenance dredging of the Patchogue River in Westbrook, Conn., will be completed  under the terms of a $842,153.00 contract issued recently by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.


Work will be accomplished by Coastline Consulting & Development LLC, of Madison, Conn. The project is scheduled to start on or about Oct. 16, 2012 and take two months to complete. A portion of the contract is being funded by the state of Connecticut, Department of Transportation.  


“The work on this project consists of maintenance dredging of the Patchogue River Federal Navigation Project in Westbrook,” said Project Manager Jack Karalius, of the Corps’ New England District, Programs/Project Management Division. “The project requires the dredging of about 36,000 cubic yards of predominantly fine-grained silt and clay, from the 8-foot channel and anchorage.”


The dredged material will be removed using a mechanical dredge and scows. Disposal will be at the Cornfield Shoals Disposal Site in Long Island Sound, about 9 miles away. The dredging and disposal window is from Oct. 1 to Jan. 31. Dredging operations will be permitted 24 hours per day and 7 days per week.


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 and activities visit the website at: http://www.nae.usace.army.mil.

Tim Dugan

Release no. 2012-102