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Posted 4/19/2011

Release no. 041911-01


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Lynn Duerod
313-226-4680

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, awarded a dredging contract for the Detroit River to Luedtke Engineering Co. of Frankfort, Mich.

Luedtke, awarded $1,103,500 to dredge 145,000 cubic yards of sand, silt and organic shoal material from the lower Detroit River near Lake Erie, will complete the project in late August.

“Because the Detroit River is a vital shipping thoroughfare, we are pleased to ensure that its navigation channels are dredged to authorized depths,” said Lt. Col. Michael Derosier, district engineer. “The transport of bulk commodities for industry and agriculture can continue unimpeded.”

After Luedtke dredges the river, the company will deposit the materials in the nearby Pointe Mouillee confined disposal facility located in Monroe County, Mich.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, maintains a navigation system that includes 94 harbors and the Great Lakes Connecting Channels that join lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, and Erie.

For more details, please contact Lynn Duerod, public affairs officer, 313-226-4680, or Mollie Mahoney, project manager, 313-226-2203.