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Lock and dam projects awarded Corps contracts

February 28, 2024   Finance & Commerce

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, has awarded two $2 million contracts to Togiak Management Services LLC of Anchorage for lock and dam improvements in Minnesota and Wisconsin.


As part of the project, crews will construct bulkhead slots on the intermediate wall and river wall upstream of the miter gates in the auxiliary lock chamber at Lock and Dam 3 in Welch, Minnesota, and Lock and Dam 9 in Eastman, Wisconsin, according to a press release.


Scheduled for completion in August 2025, the project includes demolition of a section of the existing concrete, wall armor, ladders, handrails and electrical tubes within the footprint of the new bulkhead slots, among other scopes of work. Visitor and observation decks at both locks will remain open during construction, the Corps said.


The project is funded under the authority of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1930, the Corp said. The Corps’ Operations and Maintenance Appropriation was the source of design funding. Funding for award was received through the fiscal year 2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act.