CONCORD, Mass. – Paving repair and
utility replacement to the Edward MacDowell Lake dam in Peterborough, New
Hampshire, will be completed under the terms of a $290,635.00 contract recently
awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District. Work will be
accomplished by D&M Civil, Inc. of Middleton, Mass. The contract was
awarded on April 8, 2016. Once a notice to proceed is issued and work is
scheduled to begin, the project will take approximately four months to
Work consists of upgrades to the crest road
pavement and drainage, the existing electric service and communication lines,
and the water service line to the restroom. It includes removing and disposing
of existing pavement, preparing the subgrade, and constructing new pavement
along the crest road and the roundabout. The new pavement will be graded to
slope toward a new stone trench swale along the upstream edge of the road. It
will include installing drainage pipes for the service bridge downspouts. It
will include replacing the existing electrical service line, communications
line, with new buried concrete conduit and manholes for each, with new service
lines along the crest road alignment. It will include replacing the existing
water line with a new line along the road alignment.
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.
Nubanusit Brook, Edward MacDowell Lake dam was completed in 1950 at a cost
of $2 million. It consists of an earth
fill dam with stone slope protection 1,100 feet long and 67 feet high with a
capacity of more than four billion gallons of water and has prevented damages
of approximately $20.8 million to date. There is a conservation pool covering
an area of 165 acres and having a maximum depth of about seven feet. The flood
storage area totals 840 acres and covers parts of Hancock, Dublin and
Harrisville. The lake and all associated project lands cover 1,469 acres. Project
lands offer trails for hiking and cross country skiing; snowmobile trails;
undeveloped open space for ball playing and other sporting activities; drinking
water; and sanitary facilities.
For information on Edward MacDowell Lake visit the website at www.corpslakes.us/EdwardMacdowell
or at www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/EdwardMacDowellLake.aspx.
For contract information visit: www.nae.usace.army.mil/BusinessWithUs/Contracting.aspx.
For general information visit: www.nae.usace.army.mil/.
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Release no. 2016-027