Cayo nabs Corpus Christi dredging contract

Corpus Christi Mayor, Paulette M. Guajardo, and the City Council yesterday awarded a construction contract to Cayo LLC, of Fort Worth, Texas for the Boat Basin Dredging and McGee Beach Breakwater Repairs.

Funding for this Council District 1 project comes from the FY 2021 Seawall CIP in the amount of $5.7 million.

The project will make improvements to the breakwater and address shoaling within the Marina that is restricting navigation. photo

“The City Council has moved forward the Boat Basin Dredging near the Corpus Christi Marina between McGee Beach and R-Pier and Breakwater Repairs at McGee Beach. This is an important investment to maintain our Marina and our beaches. Protecting and maintaining our natural assets Is an important investment for our city’s future,” said Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo.

The dredging is set to help maintain a navigable depth inside the Marina – currently being hindered by sediment accumulation. The dredged material will be placed at the Rincon B West Dredge Material Placement Area that is maintained by the Port of Corpus Christi Authority.

Also, the construction contract will restore and elevate the concrete cap and correct other deficiencies with the existing McGee Beach breakwater. It will also address shoaling within the boat basin that is negatively impacting navigation.

Construction is anticipated to begin this month and will last eight months.