Monthly Update from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Presented by Terry Williams during the May 23, 2019 Diversion Board of Authority meeting.
Diversion Inlet Structure Construction
A revised construction schedule from Ames Construction is expected 31 May. Re-start of operations
should begin mid-June. Activities for 2019 will include dewatering, test pile program and completion of channel excavation.
Wild Rice River Structure Construction
Final Plans and Specs were completed May 1, 2019. The Request for Proposals (RFP) is scheduled to
be issued early June 2019 with a 45-day bidding period. Contract award is scheduled for late
Red River Structure Design
Detailed design has started. A physical model (1:40 scale) is being contracted for to verify flows and design downstream scour protection. The design schedule is being developed with goal of starting construction in 2021.
Southern Embankment – Plan B Design
Detailed design, incorporating the Plan B alignment, is ongoing. Geotechnical borings to begin in
Cultural Resources Mitigation – Diversion Channel Sites
Completing further investigations of two archaeological sites along the Diversion Channel this summer. Our contractor should begin field work by July and the results will determine if further excavation will be required. We are in the process of reengaging with the Native American tribes and ND State Historic Preservation Office staff in regards to these sites. There may be opportunities for the public to participate in these investigations as well.
Colonel Calkins/Colonel Jansen Visit – 27 June 2019
Colonel Sam Calkins and Colonel Karl Jansen will attend the 27 June Diversion Authority meeting.
Colonel Jansen assumes command of the St. Paul District on 10 July 2019 (see bio on reverse).
- Construction Update – Diversion Inlet & Control Structure and Wild Rice River Control Structure — May 27, 2020
- USACE FY 2020 Work Plan Provides $100 Million for Project — February 10, 2020
- USACE Awards $59 Million Contract to Build Wild Rice River Control Structure — November 28, 2019
- Sen. John Hoeven Reviews Inlet Construction — August 25, 2020