Pinellas County: Upham Beach Project on Hold

The Upham Beach stabilization project has been temporarily suspended due to projected rough winter weather, the Pinellas County said in their latest release. 

Two of the four planned rock T-groin structures to slow erosion of the beach have been completed since the project started in August.

The contractor, Weeks Marine, will reassess the weather in late January or early February to determine when they can resume the project.

A fenced staging area containing stored materials for constructing the northern two rock groin structures will remain at the site. All other areas of Upham beach will be open to the public until the contractor returns to finish the project.

Once work resumes in 2018, the contractor estimates it will take an additional three to four months to complete the project.

Upon resuming work, the project area restricted from public access will largely be isolated to the north end of the beach, said the county.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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