MCM Marine, Inc. from Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., has been awarded the contract for almost $330,000 to dredge 44,200 cubic yards of material from Little Lake Harbor in Little Lake, Michigan, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District said.
The sandy material will be hydraulically dredged and distributed evenly within the nearshore placement site beginning approximately 750 feet east of the east breakwater and extending 1500 feet east.
“This is an important waterway for recreational navigation and charter fishing, which boosts the local economy,” said Lt. Col. Dennis Sugrue, district engineer. “The Corps is pleased to oversee this project that will keep boating on Little Lake Harbor possible.”
Work is anticipated to start in the spring of 2018 with work expected to be completed by the end of June 2018.
The contract was awarded under the Corps’ Multiple Award Task Order Contract, MATOC, which the Detroit District established with 10 companies capable of dredging in the Great Lakes. The MATOC is designed to provide greater flexibility and expedite the bid solicitation-award process for dredging in Great Lakes commercial shipping channels and harbors.