Dredging & Marine Construction

Wabasha Pipeline Construction Begins

LS Marine Inc., Inver Grove Heights, Minn., has begun work to build a dredging pipeline near Wabasha, Minn.

The St. Paul Engineer District and LS Marine began work May 13 on the project, which will result in a 6,200-foot pipeline from the Reads Landing Island River Sand Placement Site on the Mississippi River to the Corps-owned Wabasha Gravel Pit on the north side of Wabasha. Additional work includes a 70-foot bridge over Brewery Creek. The pipeline will follow the historic rail corridor from the river’s edge to the sand placement site. This same pipeline alignment has been used in the past, most recently in 2017.

The construction is expected to be complete by the end of the summer. Once complete, the pipeline will help the Corps of Engineers move sand more efficiently from the two locations while reducing truck traffic within the community.

The Corps awarded the nearly $2.7 million contract to LS Marine in September 2023.

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