Rouge River dredging planned this summer

Published June 5, 2012
DETROIT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, awards a $532,400 contract to Luedtke Engineering Co. for dredging portions of the Rouge River in southeast Michigan.

Luedtke, based in Frankfort, Mich., will dredge 30,000 cubic yards of sediment from areas between the mouth of the Rouge and the turning basin about 3 miles upstream and deposit the shoaled material in the Pointe Mouillee Confined Disposal Facility in Monroe County, Mich. Dredging is expected to begin in mid-June and be completed by early August.

“This important work ensures that iron ore and other cargo critical to the regional economy can be transported through the Great Lakes Navigation System in an environmentally clean and economically efficient manner,” said Lt. Col. Mike Derosier, district engineer.

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, St. Clair and Erie.

For more details, contact Lynn Rose, public affairs officer, 313-226-4680; or
Mollie Mahoney, project manager, 313-226-2033.

Lynn Rose

Release no. 060512-01