J.E. Borries was awarded a $2.3 million contract on October 20 by the Jackson County Board of Supervisors to dredge key areas of Simmons Stark and Davis bayous in the Ocean Springs area in Mississippi.
The work is part of a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant to dredge material deposited by Hurricane Isaac several years ago.
The county provided a 20 percent match to get the money.
Another contractor recently finished the first stage of the dredging work in the eastern reach of Bayou Porteaux.