HK&S Nabs Point Judith Sea Wall Contract

Repairs to the seawall at the U.S. Coast Guard Station at Point Judith in Narragansett, Rhode Island, will be completed under the terms of a $935,300.00 contract issued recently by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.

Work will be accomplished by HK&S Construction Holding Corp., of Newport, Rhode Island. Construction is scheduled to start on or about December 22, 2014 and take about 4-6 months to complete. The contract was awarded on September 25, 2014.

The work on this project consists of placement of 4 – 8 ton stone, underlayer stone, stone bedding and gravel-filled filter materials for a 90-foot reach where Hurricane Sandy damaged the seawall and scoured the inclined natural slope behind it,” said Stephen Dunbar of the Corps’ New England District, Programs/Project Management Division in Concord, Mass. “The project will include placement of 4 – 8 ton stone protection seaward of an additional 400-foot stretch of the seawall.”

The USCG Station Point Judith is located at the southern-most end of Ocean Road in Point Judith, Rhode Island, approximately 32 miles south of Providence and approximately 72 miles southwest of Boston, Mass. The site is bounded by the ocean to the south and east, marsh to the west, and a private lot to the north.

The 4 – 8 ton stone protection in front of the seawall will consist of a 10-foot wide berm 14 feet above mean lower low water (MLLW) with a 2 to 1 slope to existing ground. A 2-foot layer of 1.5 to 2.5 diameter underlayer stone will be keyed into the existing ground just underneath the larger armor stone berm.

Approximately 7,000 tons of 4 – 8 ton stone will be needed to construct the berm in front of 600 linear feet of seawall, including the damaged reach.

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