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Galveston Engineer District Awards Contract For West Fork San Jacinto River Dredging Project

The Galveston Engineer District announced July 6 it had awarded a contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, Oak Brook, Ill., for $69,814,060 to remove sediment and debris resulting from Hurricane Harvey from the West Fork of the San Jacinto River.

The emergency project is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Bids for the project were originally scheduled to be opened in late May, but the opening was delayed after potential contractors questioned some of the project drawings. The Corps revised the plans, and new calculations determined the volume of material to be dredged had more than doubled. The bid opening was rescheduled to June 22, and the duration of the project was extended from 180 days to 270 days because of the increased volume.

Under the contract Great Lakes Dredge & Dock will remove 1.8 million cubic yards of material that has shoaled in areas of the West Fork of the San Jacinto River.

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