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Forked Deer Hard Points repair construction complete

Published May 11, 2021
Progress photos of the Forked Deer Hard Points construction project. The construction for the task order awarded was completed on the current River Repairs IDIQ Contract to Midwest Construction Company (Luhr Brothers as a sub-contractor) for $614,600. The scope of work included placing 25,600 tons of 250-pound riprap stone on the river training structures of the Mississippi River. These repairs to the navigation channel were necessary to restore the existing hardpoints and to protect eroding and over-steepened banks between and behind the structures.

Progress photos of the Forked Deer Hard Points construction project. The construction for the task order awarded was completed on the current River Repairs IDIQ Contract to Midwest Construction Company (Luhr Brothers as a sub-contractor) for $614,600. The scope of work included placing 25,600 tons of 250-pound riprap stone on the river training structures of the Mississippi River. These repairs to the navigation channel were necessary to restore the existing hardpoints and to protect eroding and over-steepened banks between and behind the structures.

A progress photo of the Forked Deer Hard Points construction project. The construction for the task order awarded was completed on the current River Repairs IDIQ Contract to Midwest Construction Company (Luhr Brothers as a sub-contractor) for $614,600. The scope of work included placing 25,600 tons of 250-pound riprap stone on the river training structures of the Mississippi River. These repairs to the navigation channel were necessary to restore the existing hardpoints and to protect eroding and over-steepened banks between and behind the structures.

A progress photo of the Forked Deer Hard Points construction project. The construction for the task order awarded was completed on the current River Repairs IDIQ Contract to Midwest Construction Company (Luhr Brothers as a sub-contractor) for $614,600. The scope of work included placing 25,600 tons of 250-pound riprap stone on the river training structures of the Mississippi River. These repairs to the navigation channel were necessary to restore the existing hardpoints and to protect eroding and over-steepened banks between and behind the structures.

A progress photo of the Forked Deer Hard Points construction project. The construction for the task order awarded was completed on the current River Repairs IDIQ Contract to Midwest Construction Company (Luhr Brothers as a sub-contractor) for $614,600. The scope of work included placing 25,600 tons of 250-pound riprap stone on the river training structures of the Mississippi River. These repairs to the navigation channel were necessary to restore the existing hardpoints and to protect eroding and over-steepened banks between and behind the structures.

A progress photo of the Forked Deer Hard Points construction project. The construction for the task order awarded was completed on the current River Repairs IDIQ Contract to Midwest Construction Company (Luhr Brothers as a sub-contractor) for $614,600. The scope of work included placing 25,600 tons of 250-pound riprap stone on the river training structures of the Mississippi River. These repairs to the navigation channel were necessary to restore the existing hardpoints and to protect eroding and over-steepened banks between and behind the structures.

"The Memphis District is responsible for maintaining a safe and dependable Mississippi River navigation channel to a minimum of 9 feet deep and 300 feet wide at all times and at all river stages," Project Manager Mark Mazzone said.

That's why projects like this, the Mississippi River Channel Improvement Stone Repairs Task Order – Forked Deer Hard Points Repair, are so essential to execute as needed.

The construction for the task order awarded was completed under the current River Repairs IDIQ Contract to Midwest Construction Company (Luhr Brothers as a sub-contractor) for $614,600.

"The scope of work included placing 25,600 tons of 250-pound riprap stone on the river training structures of the Mississippi River," Mazzone added. "These repairs to the navigation channel were necessary to restore the existing hardpoints and to protect eroding and over-steepened banks between and behind the structures."

The members of the Project Delivery Team responsible for executing this work are Project Manager Mark Mazzone; Technical Lead Preston Snyder; River Engineering Team - Cole Stonebrook, Jennifer Redden, Landon Mills, John Zacher, Mark Manning, and Donnie Armstrong; Environmental - Mike Thron and 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 the success of this work. And thank you for your continued dedication to maintaining a safe and dependable Mississippi River navigation channel.