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Archive: 2013

Army Corps updates water release plans at Francis E. Walter Dam

The U.S. Army Corps Engineers Philadelphia District has updated the recreation plan for the Francis E. Walter Dam. [Read More]
Published: Aug-12-13

Big Beach renourishment complete

Contractors smoothed out the last of the sand on the beach at Virginia Beach Aug. 1, completing a beach renourishment project that widened the buffer between punishing storm surge and the city’s homes, businesses and tourist attractions. [Read More]
Published: Aug-07-13

Bike lane to remain open through remainder of Army Corps Plumb Beach coastal storm risk reduction construction, but beach and parking lot to remain closed

USACE New York District will be completing the second and final phase of coastal storm risk reduction work at Plumb Beach in Brooklyn along the Belt Parkway through most of the rest of the calendar year and the bike lane, which had been closed during construction activities earlier this year, is now back open for public use. [Read More]
Published: Aug-07-13

Army Corps awards contract for post-Sandy beach restoration work at Coney Island, roughly 600,000 cubic yards of sand to be placed there total

USACE New York District has awarded a $7.3 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company of Oak Brook, Ill., to place approximately 600,000 cubic yards of sand along the beach at Coney Island in the area of the previously constructed coastal storm risk reduction project there. The work is part of near-term coastal restoration efforts taking place at previously constructed coastal storm risk reduction projects throughout the region. [Read More]
Published: Jul-22-13

Army Corps' North Atlantic Division welcomes new deputy commander

A new deputy commander joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division July 14. Col. Donald Degidio, a native of Providence, R.I., came to the division from the Republic of Korea where he served as the commander of the Army Corps’ Far East District. [Read More]
Published: Jul-15-13

Craney Island’s oyster mitigation project set for summer launch

Oysters are expanding their real estate in the Elizabeth River and Hoffler Creek this summer. [Read More]
Published: Jul-09-13

Corps of Engineers awards $117,000 contract for Block Island Wharf repair project in Rhode Island

The Block Island Wharf project, on the east side of the Block Island Harbor in Block Island, Rhode Island, will be repaired under through a $117,000 contract issued recently by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District. [Read More]
Published: Jul-03-13

Corps construction contractor reaches critical safety milestone

Contractors for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency New Campus East project, along with the Baltimore District, were recognized June 11 for reaching 1,400 days without an accident resulting in lost work time. [Read More]
Published: Jul-02-13

2-plus million cubic yards added to Sandbridge beachfront; Big Beach completion now under way

A five-mile hurricane protection and beach renourishment project in Sandbridge is complete. [Read More]
Published: Jun-28-13

Army Corps to place more than 26 million cubic yards of sand to restore Sandy-damaged projects in Northeast

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in the process of placing more than 26 million cubic yards of sand along the coastline throughout the northeastern United States to repair and restore coastal storm risk reduction projects previously built by the Corps that were severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The bulk of the sand, roughly 23 million cubic yards, will be placed in New York and New Jersey, but sand will also be used to restore previously constructed projects in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. [Read More]
Published: Jun-24-13
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