Project Sponsors

City of Chicago Department of Transportation, Chicago Park District, Illinois International Port District

Current Status

The construction of the vertical expansion will begin in spring 2023.

Design of a new dock for dredged material management will be completed in 2024. 

Project Description and Background

A Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) was approved in September 2020 that identified vertical expansion of the current facility as the lowest cost, environmentally acceptable alternative for managing dredged sediment for the next 20 years.

A contract was awarded in September 2022 to vertically expand the current confined disposal facility (CDF) to provide required capacity for the next 20 years of dredging. The expanded facility would confine a total of 1,030,000 cubic yards of sediment.

Project Authorization

Rivers and Harbors Acts of 1899, 1902, 1930, 1935, 1945, 1960, 1962 & 1965

Project Manager

Gabriela Jasovic

Project Location

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

Project Area / Photos

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