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  • November

    Work to resume on Virginia Beach oceanfront project

    Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and city of Virginia Beach officials said Great Lakes Dredge & Dock LLC, the Virginia Beach Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project’s contractor, intends to mobilize equipment at 68th Street and install submerged pipeline between 60th and 61st streets here this week.
  • October

    Small business is big business for Norfolk District

    In the last two years, Cherie Kunze met with over 200 firms, conducted numerous outreach events and used each of her 30 years of contracting experience. In 2019, it paid off. The Norfolk District Office of Small Business Programs deputy took the commander’s program to record highs by far exceeding the district’s small business goals.
  • Mosquito treatment set for Tuesday at Craney Island

    NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct another round of aerial mosquito treatment Tuesday over federal property on Craney Island.
  • Gathright Dam’s final pulse release of 2019 set for Wednesday

    COVINGTON, Va. – Gathright Dam operators are scheduled to carry out the year’s sixth and final water-pulse release from Lake Moomaw on Wednesday. It will take place between 6 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • USACE: Deep Creek Bridge Replacement Project continues to progress

    NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is moving ahead with its state and city partners on the Deep Creek Bridge Replacement Project in Chesapeake, but ongoing real-estate acquisition challenges could have an impact on next year’s solicitation and construction schedule.
  • September

    Norfolk District reflects on strong year supporting state, national partners

    As the fiscal calendar nears 2020, officials at Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are working to close the books by month’s end while taking a glimpse back at the past year’s accomplishments.
  • Gathright Dam’s next pulse release set for Wednesday

    COVINGTON, Va. – Gathright Dam operators are scheduled to conduct the year’s fifth water-pulse release from Lake Moomaw on Wednesday. It will take place between 6 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • Virginia Beach project temporarily halted

    Reinforcing nearly 75% of the oceanfront in roughly two months, the Virginia Beach Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project has come to a halt.
  • August

    Gathright Dam’s fourth pulse release of 2019 set for Sept. 4

    COVINGTON, Va. – Gathright Dam operators are scheduled to carry out the year’s fourth water-pulse release from Lake Moomaw on Sept. 4. It will take place between 6 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • USACE pushes ahead with Deep Creek Bridge Replacement Project

    Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has mapped out plans to replace the aging Deep Creek Bridge in Chesapeake, alongside its state and city partners.
  • Gathright Dam’s third pulse release set for Aug. 14

    Gathright Dam operators are scheduled to conduct the year’s third water-pulse release from Lake Moomaw on Aug. 14.
  • City, district holding reef habitat site public meeting Aug. 21

    Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the city of Virginia Beach are holding an informational meeting about Phase 1 of the Lynnhaven River Basin Ecosystem Restoration Project, the reef-habitat site. It's slated for Aug. 21.
  • July

    From slide rule to role model: Longtime project manager set to retire from Norfolk District

    NORFOLK, Va. – A major asset at Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is calling it a career after more than four decades on the job. Beloved, admired and respected among Corps colleagues and partners alike, Robert Pretlow is stepping away after 44 years of federal service.
  • Norfolk District begins James River dredging

    NORFOLK, Va. – James River Federal Navigation Project engineers are ramping up efforts to minimize shoaling effects and improve safe navigation along Central Virginia’s winding watershed. Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Cottrell Contracting Corp. commenced maintenance dredging Sunday in the 7.6-mile Dancing Point-Swann Point channel.
  • Gathright Dam’s second pulse release of 2019 set for Wednesday

    COVINGTON, Va. – Gathright Dam operators are scheduled to carry out the year’s second water-pulse release from Lake Moomaw on Wednesday. It will take place between 6 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • Leaders sign Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management design agreement

    NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management project just got another boost from city officials and Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Col. Patrick Kinsman, district commander, and City Manager Doug Smith signed the design agreement Friday, clearing a path for the Army and Norfolk to share costs in funding and developing full designs for the first construction feature.
  • June

    USACE to host Industry Day for architect-engineer firms July 23

    NORFOLK, Va. – Architect-engineer firms are invited to learn more about the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers workload for fiscal year 2020 and beyond at a special Industry Day slated for July 23 at Fort Norfolk.
  • Gathright Dam’s first pulse release set for Wednesday

    COVINGTON, Va. – Gathright Dam operators are scheduled to conduct the year’s first water-pulse release from Lake Moomaw on Wednesday. It will occur about 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Virginia Beach oceanfront storm-damage reduction program slated to kick off

    The Virginia Beach Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project, a joint effort by the city of Virginia Beach and Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is slated to begin Thursday. Beginning at 15th Street, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company is working toward the placement of sand after mobilization efforts Wednesday.
  • Norfolk District awards $20.3 million contract for Sandbridge Beach storm protection

    Although not even officially summer, the city of Virginia Beach and Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are already preparing for winter. The district has awarded the Sandbridge Hurricane Protection and Beach Renourishment project contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company.