H & L Dredging Completes Menemsha Channel Dredging

The Menemsha Channel dredging scheme, one of the largest Martha’s Vineyard navigational projects in recent years, is now completed, the Martha’s Vineyard Times reports. 

During this dredging project, more than 42,000 cubic yards of sand were dredged from Menemsha Channel and most of it pumped to Lobsterville Beach.

Approximately 3,500 cubic yards of the pristine sand was trucked to the town of Chilmark, where it will eventually be used on Squibnocket Beach, according to the Martha’s Vineyard Times.

The Army Corps of Engineers’ New England District said that a new contractor, New York based H & L Dredging, took over and completed the project from Ohio-based contractor J-Way Southern, which left the work unfinished.

The selected dredging contractor has already successfully completed other hydraulic dredging projects of similar size and complexity for the New England District, USACE said.

The scheme was managed by the Corps under the supervision of a Corps’ Quality Assurance Representative to assure compliance with contract requirements.

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