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Corps of Engineers awards $2.3 million contract for maintenance dredging of Scarborough River in Maine

Published Oct. 3, 2014

CONCORD, Mass. Maintenance dredging of a portion of the Scarborough River in Scarborough, Maine, will be completed under the terms of a $2,348,249.78 contract recently awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.


Work will be accomplished by Southwind Construction Corp., of Evansville, Ind. Dredging is scheduled to start on or about Nov. 3, 2014 and take up to three months to complete. The contract was awarded on Sept. 23, 2014.


The Scarborough River in Scarborough empties into Pine Point Harbor at Saco Bay, between the Pine Point and Prouts Neck sections of the town, situated about 8 miles south of Portland. This project consists of maintenance dredging on an 8-foot deep mean lower low water (MLLW) entrance channel, a 6-foot deep MLLW channel, and a 6-foot deep MLLW anchorage.


“The work consists of dredging about 100,000 cubic yards of sand, including one foot of allowable over depth,” said Project Manager Michael Walsh, of the Corps’ New England District, Programs/Project Management Division in Concord, Mass. “The dredged sand will be removed using a hydraulic dredge and pipeline. The dredged sand will be placed on the adjacent Western Beach as beneficial use material.”


The dredging project will be managed by the Corps of Engineers 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. 2014-125