USA: Corps Awards Contract for Buttermilk Bay Maintenance Dredging

Maintenance dredging of the federal project at Buttermilk Bay in Bourne, Mass., will be completed under the terms of a $552,650.00 contract recently awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.

Work will be accomplished by Burnham Associates, Inc. of Salem, Mass. Construction is scheduled to start on or about Dec. 9, 2013 and take about four weeks to complete. The contract was awarded on Nov. 13, 2013.

Buttermilk Bay is located in the upper reaches of Buzzards Bay, between Bourne and Wareham, at the southern end of the Cape Cod Canal. Access to Buttermilk Bay is through a two-mile natural channel extending from Buzzards Bay past Butler Cove.

“The work consists of dredging approximately 20,000 cubic yards of predominantly sandy sediment by mechanical dredge from the Buttermilk Bay 6-foot and 7-foot navigation channels,” said Project Manager Craig Martin, of the Corps of Engineers’ New England District, Programs and Project Management Division in Concord, Mass.

The channel is 100 feet wide, about 1.0 mile in length, and extends from Buzzards Bay, near the western entrance of Cape Cod Canal, to Taylor Point Marina in Bourne. The sandy dredged material will be transported by dump scow approximately 3 miles south to a nearshore dredge material placement site just south of Mashnee Dike, Phinney’s Harbor in Bourne. The last time the project was dredged was in 1984.

All dredging operations will occur prior to Jan. 14 to minimize impact to natural resources in the area. The project will be managed by the Corps and all work will be accomplished under the supervision of a Corps’ Quality Assurance Representative to assure compliance with contract requirements.

Press Release, November 20, 2013

 

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