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Corps awards contract for dredging of Burns Harbor

The Chicago District awarded a $1.69 million contract June 30, 2014, to Luedtke Engineering Company for maintenance dredging of Burns Harbor in Portage, Ind. Work is expected to begin summer 2014. [Read More]
Published: Jul-02-14

Corps to hold public meeting for 2014 Indiana Harbor dredging schedule

A public meeting will be held in East Chicago, Ind., March 13, 2014, to present the Indiana Harbor and Canal 2014 dredging schedule and activities. [Read More]
Published: Mar-05-14

Contract awarded for Burns Approach Channel dredging and disposal

The district awarded a contract for $867,500, Sept. 25, 2013, to Luedtke Engineering Company LLC. for mechanical dredging and disposal of 75,000 cubic yards at Burns Approach Channel in Portage, Ind. The dredged material will be placed in water along Ogden Dunes. Work is expected to begin spring 2014. Severe shoaling occurred at this channel as a resultant of Hurricane Sandy. [Read More]
Published: Sep-26-13

Dredging starts on Sandy-relief-funded contracts for Burns Small Boat, Michigan City harbors

Hydraulic dredging of approximately 45,000 cubic yards at Michigan City Harbor in Michigan City, Ind., began Sept. 6, 2013. Hydraulic dredging of approximately 25,000 cubic yards will be dredged at Burns Small Boat Harbor in Portage, Ind., beginning in a few weeks. A contract was awarded in the amount of $551,500 July 15, 2013 for these operations. [Read More]
Published: Sep-11-13

Corps of Engineers to hold public meeting for 2013 Indiana Harbor dredging start

Indiana Harbor Dredging Contractors Kokosing Construction Co. and O’Brien & Gere and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will present the 2013 Indiana Harbor dredging activities and schedule at a public meeting April 3, 2013. Over a period of eight to 10 years, this project will produce an estimated 1.8 million cubic yards of dredged materials. IHC is one of the busiest ports by tonnage and the number one area of contamination in the Great Lakes. [Read More]
Published: Mar-28-13

Dredging commences for the number one area of contamination in the Great Lakes after 40 years

The Indiana Harbor and Canal had not been dredged since 1972, but thanks to a truly collaborative effort, the Chicago District has started to safely remove and contain sediment to not only restore deep draft commercial navigation but improve water quality in southern Lake Michigan. [Read More]
Published: Dec-11-12

Officials mark construction completion at confined disposal facility, dredging start at Indiana Harbor Canal

On Oct. 29, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rep. Peter Visclosky and officials from Indiana held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the construction completion at the confined disposal facility (CDF) and the start of dredging at Indiana Harbor and Canal. Groundwater pumping and treatment is also underway, and air monitoring activities are occurring. [Read More]
Published: Oct-29-12