• May

    Corps to close North Landing Bridge for repairs

    North Landing Bridge, which spans the Albemarle & Chesapeake Canal in Chesapeake, will temporarily close to vehicular traffic from 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 15 to 2 p.m. Friday, May 17 while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers replaces an underwater electrical cable and makes other electrical and mechanical repairs to the bridge.
  • North Landing Bridge openings modified while ongoing repairs are made

    NORFOLK, Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is modifying North Landing Bridge's navigation openings to two a day Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. while ongoing repairs to the bridge are completed. These openings could last up to an hour, and motorists should plan accordingly.
  • North Landing Bridge closes for repairs

    NORFOLK, Va. – The North Landing Bridge that spans the Albemarle & Chesapeake Canal in Chesapeake, Va. will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic from 9 a.m. Monday, May 6, to 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, while the Army Corps of Engineers makes repairs to the bridge.
  • Holocaust observance at Norfolk District solemnly reinforces promise

    Like many locations around the world, the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers experienced the stillness of contemplation and reverence during its Holocaust Day of Remembrance observation here.
  • April

    Norfolk District contract award delivers boost to Lynnhaven Inlet navigation

    Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a 120-day period of performance contract to Cottrell Contracting Corp. for the Lynnhaven Inlet Federal Navigation Project. The project serves commercial and recreational users in the city of Virginia Beach, the nonfederal sponsor, providing value to the both the economy and leisure opportunities.
  • March

    USACE awards $3.8 million services contract for AIWW facilities

    NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a five-year services contract to U.S. Facilities Inc. for operations and maintenance of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway’s locks and bridges.
  • Norfolk District commander discusses Corps’ collaborative posture at symposium

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District Commander Col. Patrick Kinsman reviewed the district’s position regarding federal policy and environmental issues at the Environment Virginia Symposium held Tuesday at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va.
  • Corps awards $990,000 contract to Jacksonville, N.C.-based small business

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded Jacksonville, North Carolina-based Military & Federal Construction Company Inc. a contract for $998,383 to upgrade intersections for Roads C and G at Defense Logistics Agency Richmond.
  • Norfolk District pours out the word on Virginia Flood Awareness Week

    This week is Virginia Flood Awareness Week, addressing the nation’s most common and costly natural disaster. The observance foreshadows the Atlantic hurricane season, which starts June 1, and is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Dam Safety and Floodplain Management – the commonwealth’s national flood insurance coordinator.
  • Project management soft skills coached at Norfolk District

    More than 20 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District project managers engaged in a soft skills workshop here Tuesday. Soft skills are character traits and interpersonal skills that characterize a person's relationships with other people.
  • Norfolk District to begin Dismal Swamp Canal dredging

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is set to begin Dismal Swamp Canal dredging early next week – roughly a year ahead of schedule due to lingering impacts from Hurricane Matthew in 2016. The maintenance work should be completed by April.
  • Thimble Shoal Channel slated for dredging after Norfolk District award

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District awarded a maintenance dredging contract to Manson Construction Co. for the Chesapeake Bay Thimble Shoal Channel in Virginia, Friday.
  • Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management study reaches milestone

    A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study investigating coastal storm risk management problems and solutions here reached an important milestone last month.
  • FNOD Restoration Advisory Board meets March 7, 2019

    Restoration efforts at the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot (FNOD), remain an ongoing priority for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Community members can learn more about this Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) and hear the latest cleanup progress during the project’s quarterly Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting held at the Tidewater Community College/Work Force Solutions at 7000 College Drive Suffolk, VA 23435 on Thursday, March 7th, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m.
  • February

    Builders of Bulwark: Norfolk H&H engineer illustrates the heart, path of a problem-solver

    There are creative kids who want to produce art; there are athletic kids who seek sports; and maybe, there are the engineering kids who want to problem-solve. And if that’s the case, people like Leah Weaver would be their inspiration.
  • Chamber valves to be replaced at Great Bridge Lock in Chesapeake

    NORFOLK, Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will replace three of eight chamber valves at Great Bridge Lock along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Chesapeake starting today. The $950,000 project is a joint effort by Norfolk District and neighboring Huntington District in West Virginia.
  • EWeek spotlight: Desire to ‘build things’ leads former Soldier into role as Norfolk District project manager

    After joining the Army as a teenager and training in combat arms, Mike Anderson turned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a way to channel his creativity. National Engineers Week, or EWeek, which began Sunday, is an observation dedicated to raising public awareness of engineer contributions to quality of life. And with USACE serving as a globally recognized leader in engineering, Norfolk District is home to many who serve in this capacity.
  • EPA, Army propose revised ‘waters of the United States’ definition

    The proposed new definition of “waters of the United States,” which clarifies federal authority under the Clean Water Act, has been published in the Federal Register, the Environmental Protection Agency and Army announced Thursday.
  • Hero of the Week: Project manager solves glitches with creativity, teamwork

    Johnny Grandison Jr. knows how to solve problems. After approximately 20 years working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, he’s developed two go-to elements to ensure the district delivers the mission: strong teamwork and creative thinking. Earning this week’s Norfolk District Hero of the Week, Grandison, who is part of the programs and project management division, was nominated by John Flint, the military programs branch chief.
  • Hero of the Week: O&M project manager digs district, puts passion into recruiting

    “To me, the three things that make up a great job are what I have here,” said the district operations and maintenance project manager. “I like what I do, I like my boss and I like the people I work with -- those are my three checkmarks.”