Muddy River dredging progresses to Work Area #4

Dredging activities continue to progress on Phase 2 of the $36.5 million Muddy River Flood Risk Management project in Boston and Brookline, Massachusetts, reports the Army Corps’ New England District.

Beginning March 1, 2021, work will progress to Work Area #4 in the vicinity of Riverway and Netherlands Road (near the Brookline DPW building), said USACE in the release.

Temporary construction fencing will be installed to prepare the area for mobilization of dredging equipment.

As reported, dredging will begin in Work Area #4 mid- to late-March once the temporary construction fencing is installed and dredging is completed in Work Area #3.

Work includes dredging the flood risk management channel within the Muddy River. An excavator will stage on the right side (looking downstream) of the river to dredge the river and load the sediment into water-tight trucks for transport to the Central Processing Facility near the Duck House and the construction trailers at Work Area #11.

The sediment will be dewatered and stabilized in this facility before the processed sediment is loaded and transported to the final disposal facility.

Once the dredging is complete in Work Area #4, the riverbanks will be stabilized with a turf reinforcement mat, then replanted with emergent plants in the wetland area, and shrubs and trees in the upland area during the planting window.

Photo: courtesy of Charter Contracting Company