USA: Corps Awards Contract for Chicago Shoreline Project

On Sept. 27, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District awarded an $11,369,089 contract to Illinois Constructors Corp. for the Chicago shoreline storm damage reduction project from Montrose Harbor to Irving Park Road. Illinois Constructors Corp., of Elburn, Ill., is certified as a small business concern.

The project consists of replacing 2,600 feet of deteriorated step-stone revetment at the Lake Michigan shoreline between Montrose Harbor and Irving Park Road. This project is one of 23 segments repairing 9.5 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline in Chicago. The overall project will be approximately 80 percent complete with completion of this segment.

The new structure consists of rubble mound with a combination of new and reused clean stone placed over the existing structure. The rubble mound structure will extend between 30 and 60 feet lakeward of the toe of the existing structure impacting 2.58 acres of lakebed. Backshore areas will be stabilized with sod and a new bike path/stone access road will constructed. Other features of the project include construction of a universal access point that will provide transition to the bike path/access stone road at the south end of the project, and resurfacing of the fishing pier at Montrose Harbor. To comply with historic preservation requirements, the top two steps of the existing revetment will be maintained.

Construction is set to begin spring 2014 and end July 2015. Local sponsors are the Chicago Department of Transportation and Chicago Park District.

Press Release, October 1, 2013

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