• Village of Crestline to Receive Financial Assistance from USACE for New Wastewater Treatment Plant

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, entered into an agreement in November 2021 with the Village of Crestline to provide $1,075,000 in partial funding assistance toward the Village’s design and construction costs for a new wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), pump station and force main. The Village’s current plan includes construction of a new separate treatment train at the existing treatment plant site, and replacement of the Park Road Pump Station and force main. The total project cost is estimated at over $14 million.
  • Village of Lodi to Receive Financial Assistance from USACE for Water System Improvements

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, entered into an agreement in November 2021 with the Village of Lodi to provide $1,075,000 in partial funding assistance toward the Village’s design and construction costs for water system improvements. A survey of the Bank Street water tower (constructed in the 1930s) showed extensive corrosion on the riser of the tower, and the tank’s components were given a poor rating. The Village proposes to construct a new 200,000-gallon water storage tank on Evergreen Street and to replace the water main, services, valves and hydrants on Janice, Redfield, and Baker Street from the new tank to State Route 83. The preliminary cost estimate for design and construction is $2,637,950.
  • FIVE-YEAR REVIEW OF SELECTED REMEDIES LUCKEY FORMERLY UTILIZED SITES REMEDIAL ACTION PROGRAM SITE

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District is performing a five-year review of the selected remedies for the soils and groundwater operable units of the Luckey Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) Site.
  • USACE completes substantial repair of confined disposal facility in Lorain Harbor

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Buffalo District and its contractor, Akron-based SAF, Inc., completed substantial repair of a confined disposal facility in the eastern end of Lorain Harbor on October 13, 2021. Construction on the approximately $300,000 project began in August and returned the CDF’s earthen berm to its initial design height and added seed cover for added stability and prevention of future erosion. These repairs will maintain the facility’s remaining capacity of nearly 300,000 CY for the placement of dredged sediment, allowing it to be used for the next two to three years of maintenance dredging in the harbor in support of the local industries and economy.
  • USACE completes substantial construction of beneficial use of dredged sediment placement area for new wetland in Ashtabula

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Buffalo District and its contractor, Michigan-based Great Lakes Docks and Materials, L.L.C., have completed substantial construction of a beneficial use of dredged sediment placement area in Ashtabula Harbor. This phase of the project included creation of a submerged 1,500 linear foot stone wall off the west and south portions of the Ashtabula Harbor East Breakwater at a cost of $6.5 million. The wall will retain approximately 400,000 cubic yards of dredged material used to create a new wetland ecosystem.
  • USACE Buffalo District completes fiscal year with $205 million program

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District closed out fiscal year 2021 executing a $205 million program. The Corps of Engineers seeks to maximizes opportunities for small businesses to participate in projects and, in turn, for small businesses to help USACE strengthen and vitalize the nation’s economy.
  • USACE Buffalo District updates Ohio harbor community with dredging newsletter

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District has published the Ohio Dredging Newsletter to inform stakeholders and the public about the nine Lake Erie Harbors it supports across the state. The newsletter provides an update on the status of dredging at the end of fiscal year 2021, and initiatives for FY 2022.
  • Record of Decision released for the former Harshaw Chemical Company FUSRAP site

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, has released the Record of Decision for Operable Unit (OU) 1 and OU-2, Former Harshaw Chemical Company Site. The 55-acre former Harshaw Chemical Company Site, which is located at 1000 Harvard Avenue in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, is being addressed under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP).
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District completes substantial repair of Vermilion Harbor east pier

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District and its contractor, Illinois-based Kovilic Construction Company Inc., completed substantial repairs of the Vermilion Harbor east pier on October 26, 2021. Construction on the $2.2 million project began in June and encompassed 70 feet of the most degraded section of the pier. Included in the construction were repairs to a mass concrete structure immediately adjacent to the existing timber crib, placement of new armor stone, reuse of existing cover stones, and installation of curved precast concrete blocks.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District completes significant repair of Buffalo North Breakwater

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District and its contractor, Michigan-based Ryba Marine Construction Co., have completed repairs to the section of the Buffalo North Breakwater breached by a severe storm in October 2019. The storm caused extensive damage to the approximately 2,200-foot breakwater structure, including the 300-foot breach in the north end. Fixing its crest and slopes using a rubble mound armor stone overlay, the breach was repaired in less than two months.