Daily Pilot reports that the dredging contract for the Newport Harbor was awarded to R.E. Staite Engineering. The contractor will commence dredging in late April, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Greg Fuderer, spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles Division said on Friday that R.E. Staite Engineering was awarded $6.3-million worth contract for dredging of the harbor.
Chris Miller, Harbor Resources Manager, said: “The city is excited to start this dredging project after nearly 10 years of planning. Our new goal to dispose the sediment at the [Port of Long Beach] is June 30, and so far, it looks like we’ll be able to meet that deadline, but the schedule will still be tight.”
The exact start date of the project has not been determined, although it is considered that the dredging works will most likely continue into the summer.
Dredging Today Staff, April 2, 2012; Image: restaite