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Contract awarded for Old Town Seepage Remediation project

Published Aug. 3, 2020

IN THE PHOTO, Project Delivery Team members meet out at the Old Town Seepage Remediation project site in Arkansas.

Congratulations to the Old Town Seepage Remediation Project Delivery Team on reaching their Contract Award Milestone for their project located in Arkansas and Cotton Belt Levee District Number One. The project team awarded the $5,042,556 contract to the Sytes Corporation.

The project involves extending the existing seepage remediation berm. The slated begin date for construction is Oct. 16 this year, with a tentative completion date of April 2023.

"The project is a berm extension reaching 300 feet in total width from the theoretical toe and has varying height based on existing berm heights in each reach," Project Manager Milton Beverly said. "The existing berm in the area of remediation currently ranges from 150 feet to 200 feet in width. Therefore, the berm extension will range from 100 feet to 150 feet to reach the proposed 300-foot final berm."

Beverly said seepage remediation berms help prevent water from passing under the levee and causing sand boils, which threaten the overall flood protection system's integrity.

"This berm will continue to serve as a barrier against water moving under the levee when river levels are high," Beverly added.

Beverly also explained that this particular levee protects many towns and communities in Phillips County, Arkansas. These towns and areas include Lambrook, Wabash, Modoc, Elaine, Mellwood, Lake View, and other adjacent agricultural lands.

Project Delivery Team members include Cody Isbell in Geotech, Daniel Bowling in Civil Design, Project Manager Milton Beverly, Civil Engineer Ashley Evans in Hydraulics, Contracting Officer Steve Austin, and Contracting Specialist Sequoria Wilson.