Newark Bay dredging plan unveiled

The USACE New York District is seeking a contractor for maintenance dredging of portions of the Newark Bay, New Jersey, Federal Navigation Project.

Plans and specifications are expected to be available in April, bid opening in May and a contract award in July.

The proposed work is anticipated to take place between August 2022 and March 2023.

According to USACE, estimated cost is between $25 million and $100 million.

Under the plan, the project is to remove approximately 600,000 cubic yards (CY) of selected critical shoals from the Main and Port Newark Channels of Newark Bay, required to depths of -40 feet and -50 feet Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW) plus 1 foot allowable over depth.

Dredged material is to be processed, transported and placed at a contractor furnished, State permitted upland placement site(s).

Photo: Cashman Dredging