The Memphis District recently awarded a task order to restore existing revetment and repair over-steepened banks along the Mississippi River in Coahoma County, Mississippi, and Phillips County, Arkansas.
A total of $1,344,000 was awarded on the current River Repairs IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity) Contract to Midwest Construction Company.
"The Memphis District is responsible for maintaining a safe and dependable Mississippi River navigation channel to a minimum of 9 feet in depth and 300 feet in width at all times and all river stages," said Project Manager Mark Mazzone. "These repairs are necessary to restore the existing revetment and to protect eroding, scours, and over-steepened banks."
Additionally, this task order was issued to repair damages directly caused by the 2019 Mississippi River flood. The Memphis District received 2019 Supplemental Revetment Maintenance appropriations funding for this task order.
Approximately 48,000 tons of graded C-Stone will be placed on the river training structures of the Mississippi River to protect from erosion and scouring.
Project Delivery Team members responsible for executing this project are as follows: Project Manager - Mark Mazzone; Technical Lead - Preston Snyder; River Engineering Team - Cole Stonebrook, Jennifer Redden, Landon Mills, John Zacher, Mark Manning, Donnie Armstrong; Environmental - Mike Thron/Pam Lieb; Cost Engineer - Conrad Stacks; Office of Counsel - Ned McNaughton; Contracting - Judy Stallion and Steven Austin; Administrative Contracting Officer - Loy Hamilton (Wynne Area Office); Contracting Officer's Representative - Gene McAvoy (Wynne Area Office); and Quality Assurance Representative - Steven Southern (Wynne Area Office).
Congratulations to all involved in executing such a vital project in the Coahoma County, Mississippi, and Phillips County, Arkansas areas. And many thanks to our partner, Commercial Navigation Interests, for their support in delivering this task award.