Corps awards contract for Ches. City dredging
CHESAPEAKE CITY — The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract for the dredging of the Chesapeake City Basin, with the project expected to get underway this fall.
The Corps announced earlier this month that the contract to dredge the basin and parts of the C& D Canal has been awarded to Jade Creek Construction LLC, of Manassas, Va., in the amount of $ 2,199,856.09.
The work will involve dredging the area owned by the Corps, roughly half of the basin, to a depth of 10 feet, as well as dredging an additional 10,000- linearfoot stretch in the C& D Canal east of the basin to a depth of 35 feet.
“I guess the word that would best describe everything would be ‘ finally,’” said Chesapeake City Mayor Dean Geracimos.
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Chesapeake City’s basin will finally be dredged this fall after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded the contract for the project earlier this month.