NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract to dredge the James River federal navigation channel.
Cottrell Contracting Corporation signed on to a three-year, $12 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quality contract to remove shoals from the channel, which is used by large vessels making port calls in Richmond and Hopewell, Va.
“The project consists of maintenance dredging and disposal of dredged material by hydraulic dredge and pipeline at various shoal locations on the James River Federal Navigation Channel,” said Walt Trinkala, Norfolk District Project manager.
The project extends from the mouth of the James River in the Hampton Roads region in Virginia to Richmond, Va., covering a distance of 90.8 miles.
The channel is maintained to 25-feet-deep and 300-feet-wide from the mouth to Hopewell, Va., and 25-feet-deep by 200-feet-wide from the Richmond Deepwater Terminal to the Richmond Lock.
The James River Federal Navigation Project was authorized by the River and Harbor Act of July 5, 1884 and modified by the River and Harbor Acts of June 13, 1902; March 3, 1905; July 3, 1930; Aug. 26, 1937; March, 2 1945; May 2, 1950 and Oct. 23, 1962.