• Work to resume on Reedy Point Bridge Feb. 25

    Inspection and construction activity will resume on the Reedy Point Bridge Monday, Feb. 25, necessitating the closure of one lane of traffic. Traffic flow will be regulated during that time with temporary traffic signals. Workers will close one lane of traffic by 7 a.m. on Feb. 25 and begin preparing the bridge for sandblasting and painting. Painting will resume once the weather has turned consistently warmer. Work is expected to continue throughout the Spring.
  • Army Corps to begin repairing Rehoboth Beach outfall pipes

    Philadelphia, Pa. (Feb. 4, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District and its contractor will begin repairing and extending outfall pipes at Rehoboth Beach, DE later this month. Work consists of extending three outfall pipes at Laurel Street, Delaware Avenue and Rehoboth Avenue. The pipes drain storm water into the ocean. Extending the pipes will enable USACE and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to complete future beachfill projects without the risk of partially clogging the outfall pipes.
  • Reedy Point Bridge open for the winter

    Both lanes of the Reedy Point Bridge, a cantilever truss bridge that carries Delaware Route 9 over the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, are now open to traffic. Except for a day or two of testing, in which case one lane will be closed, both lanes will remain open until the spring.
  • USGS identifies problems with Pearce Creek disposal facility

    A study commissioned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has identified problems with the groundwater in the vicinity of the Pearce Creek Confined Disposal Facility, a site the Corps seeks to utilize for maintenance dredge sediment from the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal southern approach channels.
  • USACE receives three debris removal missions from FEMA

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued three mission assignments for debris removal in New York and New Jersey to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in response to damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. USACE crews were deployed Nov. 5 to begin clearing storm-damaged areas.
  • USACE part of team working to put Passaic Valley treatment plant back in service

    Under a Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) mission assignment, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is working with the Passaic Valley Sewer Commission and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to return the Passaic Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant to service. This critical facility, located near the Newark airport, serves 1.3 million households.
  • USACE works with federal, state and local teams to repair Hoboken ferry terminal

    In support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and in partnership with the U.S. Navy and other federal, state and local agencies, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is actively working to repair and return power to the Hoboken Ferry Terminal.
  • USACE works around the clock to provide emergency power in wake of Hurricane Sandy

    In support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is actively working to provide temporary emergency power in areas of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania affected by Hurricane Sandy. USACE teams have deployed to strategic locations to help at critical facilities like hospitals, nursing homes and shelters.
  • Army engineers begin debris removal mission

    Through a collaborative effort of federal, state and local government agencies, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division deployed technical experts from across the country to New Jersey and New York City today to support a FEMA debris removal mission assignment. The initial focus of the mission is to assess and clear debris in support of the ongoing Emergency Temporary Power Mission. The Corps is currently supporting 35 FEMA mission assignments as the Northeast continues to recover from Hurricane Sandy.
  • Army Corps begins assessing Hurricane Sandy damages

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District began inspecting its projects for damages and carrying out post-storm missions following historic Hurricane Sandy. Inspections are scheduled for a number of Army Corps of Engineers projects in the region, including coastal projects in New Jersey and Delaware, dams in eastern Pennsylvania and navigational channels in rivers and inlets. District Commander Lt. Col. Chris Becking inspected the Absecon Island beach nourishment project in Atlantic City and Ventnor on Oct. 30.