Funds Approved For Quincy Barge Dock Work
On August 8, the Quincy, Ill., City Council approved spending nearly $4.4 million on the Quincy Regional Barge Dock Elevation Project that will raise the city’s barge dock 3-1/2 feet and allow it to stay operational during flood stages, local media sources reported.
Engineering Manager Steve Bange told station WGEM that the city has about $1.2 million in state grants in hand, together with another $300,000 that has accumulated since last year from barge dock users and money set aside from the barge dock fund.The project’s goal is to raise the barge dock 3-1/2 feet. An access road to the barge dock will also be raised so the dock can continue to operate when the Mississippi River is in flood stages.
Bange said the remaining $2.3 million will be paid by a 20-year loan from the city’s general fund.
The next step, he said, is to sign a contract and give the contractor notice to proceed. He hopes work can begin this fall.
Quincy is located on the east bank of the Mississippi River in Adams County, Ill., at Mississippi River Miles 326-332.