Crosby Dredging bags $18.4M Lake Charles project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, yesterday awarded a $18.4 million contract to Crosby Dredging of Galliano, Louisiana, for maintenance dredging of the Lake Charles.

Photo courtesy of Crosby Dredging

According to the Army Corps, the project consists of removal of material from within the Calcasieu River Ship Channel and satisfactory disposal within the designated Confined Disposal Facilities adjacent to the Calcasieu River and Pass.

Removal of material from within Devil’s Elbow, the A4 Turning Basin, the turning basing at mile 36.0 of the main channel, and reaches from the main channel, is included as optional work.

Work that will be performed in Lake Charles has an estimated completion date of May 25, 2024.

The Calcasieu River is a 68 mile deep draft navigation channel located in southwest Louisiana. The northern boundary of the ship channel is located at Mile 36.0, just south of Interstate 10 in Lake Charles. The southern boundary extends to Mile (-32.0) in the Gulf of Mexico.

The channel requires dredging one to two times per Fiscal Year. The inland reaches between Mile 5.0 and 28.0 require dredging every other year, alternating between Mile 5 and Mile 17 and Mile 17 and Mile 28 every other year, and the uppermost reaches between Mile 28.0 and 36.0 require dredging every 5 to 8 years.