The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Indiana Harbor and Canal (IHC) dredging contractors, Kokosing Construction Co. and O’Brien & Gere, will hold a public meeting March 13, 2014, to present the IHC 2014 dredging schedule and activities.
This meeting will take place at East Chicago City Hall, 4525 Indianapolis Blvd. (2nd floor), East Chicago, Ind. 46312.
Dredging began in 2012 at IHC confined disposal facility (CDF) for the first time since 1972, with the contractor dredging approximately 400,000 cubic yards of material. Dredging will resume in the spring of 2014.
Portions of the federal channel will be dredged to achieve the congressionally-authorized navigation depths. Sediments in adjacent berthing and docking areas will be removed at the request of local industry and local sponsor, the East Chicago Waterway Management District.
After backlog dredging is complete, maintenance dredging will take place, as necessary, over a period of approximately 20 years, to remove re-accumulated sediments and maintain navigable depths in the waterway.
Press Release, March 6, 2014