Shell Creek Levee Project Starts (USA)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, in partnership with the city of Schuyler and the Lower Platte North Natural Resources District, has begun construction of a 2.5-mile levee along Shell Creek north and east of Schuyler and is marking the occasion with a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, March 27th starting at 10:15 a.m.

The formal ceremony will begin at the Oak Ballroom, 175 Higgins Drive in Schuyler.

Afterwards attendees will be encouraged to gather at the dig site located near East 22nd Street and Old Highway 30 by the old drive-in movie theatre to break ground.

The construction contract for the Shell Creek levee was awarded in September 2013 to TJC Engineering, Inc. of Louisville, Ky. for $2.8 million and an option to that contract was awarded in January 2014 for an additional $250,000. “Work on the Shell Creek levee has begun, including some clearing and tree removal,” said Mark Nelson, project manager.The levee is expected to be complete this fall.”

President and Owner of TJC Engineering, Inc., Tim Culp, will be a guest speaker at the groundbreaking ceremony.

TJC Engineering, Inc. is a single-source provider of services designed to carry out complex construction projects and has experience working with other Corps districts around the country.

Press Release, March 26, 2014

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