The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, awarded the final contract to complete the Roseau, Minnesota, flood diversion project on July 9.
R.J. Zavoral & Sons, Inc., from East Grand Forks, N.D., was awarded a $12 million contract to begin working on the final phase of the diversion project once all of the necessary bonds are secured and the Corps issues the notice to proceed.
The final phase of construction includes completing approximately 6,500 feet of the diversion channel, and the channel inlet and restriction structures. The work is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2015.
The Corps and the city of Roseau began constructing the project in 2009 and have collectively invested more than $29 million to reduce the flood risk within the community.
Press Release, July 14, 2014