Two Rivers City Council,on its latest meeting on May 16th, awarded a contract for the outer harbor dredging works (between the piers and out into Lake Michigan) to Roen Salvage Co. of Sturgeon Bay, WI.
Roen’s low bid of $663,900 for dredging 22,500 cubic yards of material and trucking it to the city’s disposal site west of town was the lowest received, according to Greg Buckley, Two Rivers City Manager.
Total project cost is just more than $1.1 million.
Seventy-nine percent of project costs are being funded through a Wisconsin Harbor Assistance Grant from DOT ($878,686); the city’s local match of $233,100 in being provided “in kind,” by providing a properly permitted and constructed disposal site for the dredged materials.
The bid came in slightly below budget, which should allow for removal of up to 1,500 cubic yards of additional material, if conditions warrant.
The dredging will bring the outer harbor channel depth down to 13 feet below ordinary low water datum, or about 15.5 feet below the current lake level.