US Army Corps of Engineers
Norfolk District

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  • December

    Veterans transition program documents Fort Norfolk relics

    The Army Corps of Engineers Veteran’s Curation Program, provide recently separated military veterans with employment and job training through rehabilitation and preservation of archeological collections, including items found at Fort Norfolk, while also providing the vets with interview skills training and resume writing assistance.
  • Norfolk District 135: Edward Burr

    Edward Burr served as the sixth commander of the Norfolk U.S. Engineers Office. While in command, oversaw improvements to the inland water route (Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal) from Norfolk, Virginia to Albemarle Sound, North Carolina. These improvements included logging and dredging operations on the North Landing River, as well as straightening the river and making it 80 feet wide and 9 feet deep.
  • November

    Final 2014 FNOD Restoration Advisory Board meets Dec. 4

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to attend a meeting about restoration efforts at the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot at 6:15 p.m., Dec. 4.
  • Great Bridge Lock reopens after temporary work closure

    The Great Bridge Lock on the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal reopened for 24-hour operations at 7 p.m. today after Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed repairs.
  • Great Bridge Lock to temporarily close Nov. 18-20

    The Great Bridge Lock on the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal will temporarily close to vessel traffic from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 18-20, to facilitate diving and crane operations to reposition one of the lock valve chambers.
  • District reassures islanders of its commitment to them

    A cadre of Norfolk District leaders and staff, accompanied by Deborah Christie with Congressman Scott Rigell’s office, journeyed by boat 14 miles in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay Monday to reaffirm their commitment to assisting in Tangier Island's subsistence and erosion issues.
  • October

    District awards NASA Langley contract to NYC-based company

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, awarded a New York City-based company a $23 million contract to build a new computational research facility at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.
  • Final Gathright Dam pulse release scheduled tomorrow cancelled

    The Norfolk District has cancelled the sixth and final pulse release from Gathright Dam due to heavy rainfall expected in the area over the next 24 to 36 hours.
  • Historic Fort Norfolk to close for maintenance and repairs Oct. 14

    Fort Norfolk will close to visitors from Oct. 14 to Dec. 12 as contractors perform various maintenance and repairs to the historic War of 1812-era coastal fortification.
  • Corps completes maintenance at Deep Creek Bridge ahead of schedule

    Maintenance repairs to saw cut and patch deteriorated concrete portions of the Deep Creek Bridge’s approach road were completed ahead of schedule Oct. 6.
  • September

    Corps schedules maintenance at Deep Creek Bridge, Sept. 28 to Oct. 9

    The Deep Creek Bridge will undergo scheduled maintenance repairs to the span’s concrete approach between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., beginning Sept. 28, through the morning of Oct. 9, weather permitting.
  • Craney Island mosquito spraying set for Sept. 26

    Norfolk District will conduct aerial mosquito spraying Friday, Sept. 26, over U.S. Army property at the Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area in Portsmouth, Va.
  • VDOT, FHWA, USACE sign, release draft SEIS for Route 460 project

    VDOT, FHWA and USACE signed the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the Route 460 Corridor Improvements Project Sept. 18 and released it for public comment.
  • Craney Island mosquito spraying set for Sept. 23

    Norfolk District and the city of Portsmouth will conduct joint aerial mosquito spraying Tuesday at federal properties on Craney Island, adjacent city properties and the Churchland area in Portsmouth, Va.
  • Cemetery’s Welcome Center renovations set to start later this month

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, awarded Polu Kai Services, LLC -- a native Hawaiian owned, small disadvantaged business, service-disabled veteran owned business -- with a $4.3 million contract on August 25 to make upgrades to the facility, including its basement space visitor bathrooms, and the electrical, water and fire protection systems.
  • Fourth Gathright Dam pulse release scheduled for tomorrow

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct a pulse release beginning at 6 a.m. tomorrow at Gathright Dam.
  • Craney Island mosquito spraying set for Sept. 7

    Norfolk District will conduct aerial mosquito spraying Sunday, Sept. 7, over U.S. Army property at the Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area in Portsmouth, Va.
  • FNOD Restoration Advisory Board meets Sept. 4

    Restoration efforts continue at the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot, and community members can learn more about the latest clean-up progress during the project’s quarterly Restoration Advisory Board meeting Sept. 4, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m.
  • August

    Partnership put Craney, port issues on display for senator

    Often referred to as the jewel of Hampton Roads, the Norfolk District put Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area on display through a partnership of port, state and corps officials for Sen. Tim Kaine Thursday.
  • Norfolk District 135: Gustav J. Fiebeger

    Fiebeger became the fifth in command of what would later become the Norfolk District when he took over as officer in charge on July 1, 1890.