District awards geotechnical services contract as part of Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Study

Published Feb. 13, 2015

GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 13, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $208,866.76 to Quaternary Resources Investigations LLC,  for core drilling, soil sampling and laboratory testing of soil conditions in Orange and Jefferson counties, Texas.


The contractor is required to obtain 23 core borings and 14 cone penetrometer tests to gather preliminary soils information for possible locations to support a future hurricane surge protection system as part of the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Study.


“This study is looking at options to provide coastal storm surge protection to Jefferson and Orange counties,” said Sharon Tirpak, a project manager with the USACE Galveston District. “Additional levee and floodwall locations are being studied and the geotechnical contract will provide the study team with data and additional information on the existing soil conditions along the proposed alignment.”


According to Tirpak, the Draft Feasibility Report is scheduled to be available for public review later this year.

Work is expected to begin by the end of the month with an estimated completion date in early summer.


The USACE Galveston District was established in 1880 as the first engineer district in Texas to oversee river and harbor improvements. Since then, the district has expanded its mission to provide vital public engineering services in peace and war that strengthen our nation’s security, energize the economy by keeping waterways open for navigation and commerce and reduce risks from disasters.


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Release no. 15-007