The Memphis District recently completed dike construction and maintenance at Coahoma-Armstrong near Memphis, Tennessee (MS River Mile 719) on March 23, 2023.
The project completion will result in long-term improvement of the navigation channel crossing in this reach of the river, which has historically been a low water problem spot for the commercial towing industry.
The project was awarded as a task order through an existing Mississippi River Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) using a combination of Disaster Relief Supplemental Act of 2022 (DRSAA) and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funding.
A total of $8,484,600 was awarded to contractor Luhr-Crosby, LLC, from Columbia, Illinois to restore, raise, and extend four existing stone dikes, and to construct one new dike via placement of over 250,000 tons of stone.
Work began in December 2022 and was completed safely and on-time despite fluctuating high and low river stages throughout the construction process.
The Memphis District project delivery team partnered with Commercial Towing Interests represented by the Lower Mississippi River Committee (LOMRC) on the execution of this project.
For more mission information on regional channel improvement and navigation, please visit the Memphis District website at https://www.mvm.usace.army.mil/.