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Work to start on or about Nov. 1: Corps awards $760,500 contract for Stonington Harbor east breakwater repair project in Stonington

Published Sept. 25, 2012

CONCORD, Mass. The Stonington Harbor east breakwater in Stonington, Conn., will be repaired  under the terms of a $760,500 contract issued recently by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.


Work will be accomplished by Blakeslee Arpaia Chapmen, Inc., of Branford, Conn. Construction of the project is scheduled to start on or about Nov. 1, 2012.  Work will be performed between November 2012 and March 2013. The contract was awarded on Aug. 8, 2012. The notice to proceed was issued on Sept. 20, 2012.


“Several sections of the breakwater incurred significant damage during Tropical Storm Irene, resulting in a loss of protection to the harbor,” said Project Manager Mike Walsh, of the Corps’ New England District, Programs/Project Management Division in Concord, Mass. “The project will restore damaged sections of the breakwater to authorized dimensions.”


This project consists of repairing sections of the existing rubble mound east breakwater that was damaged during Tropical Storm Irene. The east breakwater is located off-shore, approximately one mile to the southeast of Stonington Harbor. Several sections of the rubble mound structure are damaged and require the placement of new 3- to 5-ton stones to repair those areas where the structure crest height is significantly below the authorized elevation of 9 feet above Mean Low Low Water. Approximately 3,000 tons of stone will need to be brought to the off-shore structure, and used to repair the damaged sections of the breakwater. Funding for this project was included in the Disaster Relief Appropriation Act of 2012.  


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.


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Tim Dugan

Release no. 2012-089