The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District awarded a 120-day period of performance contract to Cottrell Contracting Corp. for the Lynnhaven Inlet federal navigation project in Virginia. The new contract started in May, with completion projected for September.
Approximately 170,000 cubic yards of dredged material will be placed on Cape Henry and nearby beaches for secondary storm-risk reduction and recreational benefit. More than 2 miles of beach are expected to be beneficially impacted.
Of the district’s 65 shallow-draft federal navigation projects, Lynnhaven Inlet is one of only three to receive annual congressional funding. Dredging and placement operations will be 24/7 during the period of performance.