Ground was broken on the Canadaway Creek Sewer Line Protection Project, Dunkirk, NY, August 12, 2014.
The contract, awarded to Strock Enterprises LTD, Cheektowaga, NY, is for construction of a trench-fill revetment, along approximately 800 feet of the creek’s left bank, parallel to the main sewer line. The revetment is constructed by first digging a ditch along the creek, filling it with a combination of steel mesh and rip rap, and then back filling and covering the ditch. As the shore erodes with time, the rip rap with fall into place and create a natural protected creek bank.
“I am pleased that we are able to partner with the local community and apply our engineering capabilities in a manner to protect both the important public health facility and Canadaway Creek's rich aquatic life,” said Lt. Col. Karl D. Jansen, USACE Buffalo District commander.
"It's been a pleasure to work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to bring this project to a positive result," said Village of Fredonia Mayor Stephen W. Keefe.