US Army Corps of Engineers
Memphis District

MEDIA ALERT: Dyer and Lake County, Mississippi River Commission, and Corps of Engineers to break ground on levee restoration project

Published April 3, 2019

MEDIA ALERT

Dyer and Lake County, Mississippi River Commission, and Corps of Engineers to break ground on levee restoration project

WHO: Dyer County and Lake County Levee Districts and officials, the Mississippi River Commission and the Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

WHAT: Groundbreaking ceremony for the Miston-Ridgely Levee Restoration and Berm Project.

WHEN: April 8, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: 175 Hurd Loop Rd., Ridgely, Tenn. See attached map.

(inclement weather site is Junction Church of God, 62 Richwood Rd., Finley, TN)

WHY: The $6.9 million project repairs failed slopes on the levee’s landside, and constructs and installs four separate berms on the landside of the levee along the Great River Road north of Interstate 155.  The Corps will begin project work on July 1, 2019 and plans to complete it by Dec. 1, 2021. Full funding for the project comes from the federal government through the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project. Local sponsors for the project are Lake County, the Lake County Levee and Drainage District, Dyer County, and the Dyer County Levee and Drainage District No. 1.


Contact
Jim Pogue
(901) 544-4109
(901) 828-0152 (cell)
James.T.Pogue@usace.army.mil
or
Ken Williams
901-544-3360
kenneth.williams@usace.army.mil

Release no. 19-002