RI’s Allen Harbor, Davisville to be Dredged
September 26, 2012
South County Independent reports that the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. has been chosen to dredge the port of Davisville and Allen Harbor. The channel has not been dredged since 1942, according to the article. Work is expected to begin in mid-October.
It will cost $4.5 million to dredge the Port of Davisville and $522,000 to dredge Allen Harbor.
Rhode Island’s Economic Development Corp. has issued $7.5 million in bonds for maintenance dredging at Davisville. The dredging will remove 260,000 cubic yards of material to allow the passage of larger ships. The dredged material will be deposited to the Rhode Island Sound disposal site, located approximately 6.5 miles east of Block Island.
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