Corps awards contract for covering dredged material placement site

Published Sept. 30, 2013
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, awards a contract for covering Renard Island, an inactive dredged material placement site located in Green Bay, Wis.

The $1,909,300 contract was awarded to Peters Concrete Co., Green Bay, Wis. The firm will remove about 250,000 yards of clean sediment from the Bayport Confined Disposal Facility, CDF, in the city of Green Bay and use it to put down a 3-foot cover on the Renard Island placement site.

“Beneficial reuse of dredged material is always a win-win,” said Lt. Col. Robert Ells, district engineer. “Reusing dredged material from an active facility to cover the island allows us to extend the life of the Bayport facility while closing out Renard Island, which has served the community for many years. We are pleased to get this project underway.”

Renard Island served the Green Bay region for nearly two decades as the placement site for sediment from maintenance dredging activities. Located near the mouth of the Fox River about two miles southeast of Bayport CDF, the 55-acre island was constructed in 1979 and was used for dredged material disposal through 1996.
The contract calls for completion of work by spring 2015. Most of the work will be done in late fall to early spring months when the Bayport CDF soil is hard enough to support excavation equipment.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, maintains a navigation system of 91 harbors and four connecting channels, including the channels joining lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, St. Clair and Erie. For more details, contact Tom Black in USACE Public Affairs, 313-226-6750 or Jon Imbrunone, project manager, 313-226-2156.

Tom Black

Release no. 093013-03