The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District has awarded a $375,243 contract to GeoGradel of Toledo, OH to repair a sections of the Port Clinton Harbor East Jetty that was damaged during Superstorm Sandy.
The contractor will begin in-water work around July 5 and should be completed by late-November.
“The Port Clinton Harbor East Jetty experienced extensive damage during Sandy due to oversized waves and the extreme angle they were hitting the structure,” said Captain Kelly Polashenski, USACE project manager. “Because the damage was caused by Sandy, the jetty was eligible of funding to repair the structure using Superstorm Sandy appropriations.”
The proposed project consists of repairs to the jetty head by replacing existing damaged structure with new rubblemound armor stone overlay, a 4-ft wide cast-in-place concrete walkway with new light foundation and returning the structure crest to the original elevation.
"I welcome this step in restoring and improving this vital harbor," said Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-Toledo). "The Port Clinton Harbor is central to several local private marinas, almost eighty seasonal charter fishing boats and the local recreational boating community. And of course there's the Jet Express Ferry, the commercial ferry service to Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass Islands. These are direct dollar investments to our local economic interests and quality of life."
"Port Clinton's recreation and tourism industry is a key component of our state's economy. This important restoration project will help to protect the shoreline and ensure that the Port Clinton Harbor can continue to support the region's boating activity and tourism jobs," said U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown.
Release no. 16-010