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Work to start in September 2014: Corps of Engineers awards $1.2 million contract for emergency streambank protection in Middletown

Published July 30, 2014
CONCORD, Mass. – Construction of a project for emergency streambank protection along the Connecticut River in Middletown, Conn., will be completed under the terms of a $1,282,550.00 contract recently awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.

Work will be accomplished by RC & D, Inc. of Providence, Rhode Island. Construction is scheduled to start on or about Sept. 1, 2014 and take about 4 months to complete. The contract was awarded on June 19, 2014.

“The work consists of stabilizing approximately 1,300 feet of riverbank along the right bank of the Connecticut River in Middletown adjacent to the John S. Roth Municipal Well Field on River Road,” said Project Manager Robert Russo, of the Corps’ New England District, Engineering and Planning Division, in Concord, Mass. “The work is required to stabilize the shoreline and prevent further erosion of the riverbank, which has threatened the city’s well field and public water supply.”

The construction will be conducted during the Connecticut River seasonal low flow period in the wet. To reduce construction sedimentation from entering the river, the contractor will employ a floating silt curtain. The construction will consist of a stone toe along the bank below the water surface which will be buried, and then a layer of stone revetment leading up the slope at which point the revetment will become recessed and covered with a layer of topsoil that will continue up the remainder of the bank to the crest.

The construction will follow the existing topography of the land adjacent to the river. The topsoil will then be planted with native herbaceous and small shrub vegetation which will extend to the crest of the slope. The upper crest of the slope will then be re-planted with trees. The upper portion of the bank above the stone revetment will be covered with biodegradable erosion fabric and vegetated with wood shrubs and vines with the stone revetment placed along the lower section and along the toe of the bank. Land equipment will be required for excavation and movement of materials. Space for staging equipment and materials will be on site, with access from River Road. The completed project will be turned over to the city of Middletown.

The project will be managed by the Corps under the supervision of a Corps’ Quality Assurance Representative to assure compliance with contract requirements. For more information on contract solicitations or awards visit: http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/BusinessWithUs/Contracting.aspx. For general information visit: http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/. The website for information on Small Business opportunities is: http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/BusinessWithUs/SmallBusiness.aspx.
Tim Dugan

Release no. 2014-095