The start of rock removal dredging is postponed due to a rising river forecast that exceeds 15-ft on the Cape Girardeau gage. A 10 day notice will be provided once a revised start date has been determined. The original notice is provided below for reference only.
- Rock removal dredging is planned to start on or about 20 November, contingent upon a Cape Girardeau gage of 15-ft and a falling river forecast. Rock removal dredging will stop when Cape Girardeau gage is above 15-ft.
- USACE contractor, Massman Construction, will be working with two separate floating plants, consisting of barge mounted excavators between miles 46 and 38 UMR.
- Massman Construction will be working from 07:00 to 19:00 hours, 7 days a week.
- During working hours passing traffic will be initially limited to Tows with a maximum of 15 barges upstream and downstream. Tows will be required to keep a safe passing distance of 150-ft between working equipment. This requirement will change as the contractor works at various locations, updates will be provided by future amendments.
- Safe passage arrangements can be made by calling Massman Construction’s contact vessel, MV Keith Jacobsen, on VHF
channel 13, prior to transiting the area.
- For additional information regarding Rock Removal floating plant activity, please contact the Area Engineer, Jeff Derrick at 573-204-7770. For overall Project information, please contact Project Manager Mike Rodgers, 314-331-8215.
FOR THE DISTRICT ENGINEER:
Andrew C. Schimpf, P.E.
Rivers Project Manager