USACE Galveston District awards $3.1 million contract for bank stabilization

Published Sept. 17, 2015

GALVESTON, Texas (Sept. 17, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount of $3,192,752 to Southern Contracting LLC for bank stabilization in Jefferson County, Texas.

Work will include installation of a new sheet pile retaining wall with anchor sheet pile wall, tie-rods, and walls at the Corps’ Port Arthur Resident Office.

“This erosion protection structure will better protect the shoreline and reduce erosion of shoreline and reduce shoaling and future dredging of the channel,” said Paula Wise, an operations manager with the USACE Galveston District’s Navigation Branch. “The contractor will also remove all existing stone erosion protection from along the shoreline and adjacent channel.”

According to Wise, work is scheduled to begin October 2015 and will last approximately 210 days.

The USACE Galveston District was established in 1880 as the first engineer district in Texas to oversee river and harbor improvements. The district is directly responsible for maintaining more than 1,000 miles of channel, including 270 miles of deep draft and 750 miles of shallow draft as well as the Colorado River Locks and Brazos River Floodgates.

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Release no. 15-054