Tag: civil works
  • July

    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.
  • May

    Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Visits Norfolk Harbor

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, the Honorable R.D. James, traveled to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District on May 9 to meet with Virginia Port Authority leaders.
  • Corps, city to renourish Virginia Beach oceanfront

    The district has awarded the Virginia Beach Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project renourishment contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company of Oak Brook, Illinois. The bid of $22.64 million includes the placement of 1.4 million cubic yards of sand from 15th Street to 70th Street.
  • Corps awards contract to small business for Chincoteague Bay Channel dredging

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded Houston based Dredgit Environmental Corp., a $520,070 contract to perform maintenance dredging along the Chincoteague Bay Federal Navigation Channel.
  • With mosquito season in the air, Norfolk District prepped for another fight

    NORFOLK, Va. – With the return of warmer weather, the bugs are never far behind. Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has teamed up with Portsmouth to keep mosquitoes contained at its Craney Island dredged material management area and away from the surrounding community.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • February

    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.
  • November

    District small business among the top in Corps of Engineers

    The Norfolk District Small Business Program is among the top 10 in awarding contracts to Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses.
  • May

    Corps to commission multi-purpose vessel

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will officially welcome a new vessel to its fleet Thursday.
  • December

    Bay islanders receive status update on needed jetty

    In front of a mostly packed house in Tangier Island’s combined-school cafeteria, a panel of Norfolk District leaders, engineers and scientists briefed the community on progress of the jetty project.
  • October

    District sprints in at end-of-year dash

    The district’s final end-of-year sprint capped off an active fiscal year, with 797 contract actions obligating $293.34 million on projects throughout the commonwealth – a 19.7 percent increase from the previous year.