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Corps awards St. Pete/Tampa dredging contract

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, awarded a $4,662,432 contract for maintenance dredging of the Tampa and St. Petersburg harbors to Orion Marine Construction of Tampa, Florida.

The project consists of dredging shoal material from several channels to return them to their authorized depths, and is partially in response to impacts from Hurricane Matthew’s passage in 2016.

It includes Tampa Harbor maintenance dredging to 34 and 43 feet; Hillsborough Bay, Ybor Channel, Upper and Lower Sparkman, Port Sutton and East Bay; and St. Petersburg Harbor maintenance dredging to 24 feet in the entrance channel and turning basin. All channels are within Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.

“Managing sediment on a regional scale results in significant cost savings and environmental benefits, so we combined several authorized projects,” Project Manager Brandon Burch said.

The Corps anticipates the work will start in October and finish within 180 days. The dredge will operate 24 hours daily unless there are unforeseen delays such as weather or mechanical problems. The Corps advises extra caution while traveling in the channels during dredging operations.

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