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Posted 9/26/2013

Release no. 092613-001

Sarah Gross

PORTAGE, Ind. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District awarded a contract for $867,500, Sept. 25, 2013, to Luedtke Engineering Company LLC, for dredging of the Burns Approach Channel.

Luedtke Engineering Company LLC is certified as a small business concern under the U.S. Small Business Administration’s business size regulations.

The firm-fixed-price construction task order contract is 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. Dredging ensures all vessels have safe access through the channel.  

Dredging is funded by the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 – law-making supplemental appropriations to improve and streamline disaster assistance for Hurricane Sandy and for other purposes.

Burns channel Chicago District Corps of Engineers dredging Hurricane Sandy