Corps awards contract for Island Creek

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $5.8 million contract to local small business contractor Heeter Construction, Inc., of Spencer, W.Va., for the construction of a local flood reduction project at Island Creek in Logan, W.Va.

This contract will provide funds to widen the streambed of Island Creek. When finished, the streambed will be opened up to a width of 80 feet for a distance of 3,600 feet upstream from its confluence with the Guyandotte River.

The project should help reduce flooding in the Island Creek basin, which has been hit with several major floods in the last few years.

“This work is vital for the citizens of Island Creek and the region,” said Col. Robert Peterson, District Commander, “and will help to protect life and property by reducing the risk of flooding.”

Construction is expected to begin November 2010 and will take about four years to complete.

Logan County Commission is the non-federal sponsor of the project with the WV Conservation Agency and the Guyan District, providing 25% of the total construction cost.

The construction was authorized by the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (P.L. 99-662), Section 401

For more information, contact Project Manager Sherry Adams at 304-399-5844 or the Public Affairs Office at 304-399-5353.

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