The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, awarded a contract on
Wednesday for $867,500, to Luedtke Engineering Company LLC, for the dredging
of the Burns Approach Channel.
Luedtke Engineering is certified as a small business concern under the U.S.
Small Business Administration’s business size regulations, the Corps said.
The firm-fixed-price construction task order contract is for mechanical
dredging and disposal of 75,000 cubic yards at Burns Approach Channel in
Portage. The dredged material will be placed in water along Ogden Dunes.
Work is expected to begin spring 2014.
Severe shoaling occurred at this channel as a resultant of Hurricane Sandy,
the Corps said. “Dredging ensures all vessels have safe access through the
Dredging is funded by the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013, making
supplemental appropriations, to improve and streamline disaster assistance
for Hurricane Sandy and for other purposes.