Archive: 2013
  • Army Corps to host Get Outdoors Day at Blue Marsh Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District will host Get Outdoors Day at Blue Marsh Lake on June 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can enjoy free activities, including kayaking, fishing, dam control tower tours, biking, hiking, K9 demonstrations and visits from Bobber the Water Safety Dog and Smokey the Bear. Park Rangers and partner organizations will also hold a number of other water and outdoor safety programs throughout the day.
  • Corps of Engineers begins post-Sandy comprehensive study of North Atlantic coast

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. – As directed by Congress with the passage of the Disaster Relief Appropriation Act of 2013, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers scientists and engineers launched a collaborative study May 28 to determine how best to reduce flood and storm damage risks for people and communities along the North Atlantic coast.
  • Blue Marsh Lake visitors reminded to play it safe

    Memorial Day is the kick off weekend of the summer at Blue Marsh Lake and visitors are encouraged to have fun, stay safe, and make it home alive. Blue Marsh Lake hosts over 900,000 visits annually where people enjoy fishing, boating, hiking and more. While outdoor recreation is fun and healthy, the project staff urges our visitors to plan for the unexpected and think about these three safety tips this Memorial Day.
  • Army Corps to begin restoring LBI project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District and its contractor will begin restoring the previously constructed Coastal Storm Damage Reduction project on Long Beach Island later this month.
  • Livingston Manor flood study to be aired at meeting

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC), the Town of Rockland, and Sullivan County will hold a public meeting to discuss the results of a major study on flooding and ecosystem restoration in Livingston Manor. The meeting will take place on Thursday, May 9, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., at the Livingston Manor Firehouse.
  • Summit Bridge to close weekend of April 19

    Philadelphia, Pa. – The Summit Bridge will be closed to traffic from Friday, April 19, at 10 p.m., to Monday, April 22, at 5 a.m., the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District announced today. The closure is necessary to facilitate steel repairs and to accommodate the heavy machinery necessary to paint higher sections of the bridge and to replace several concrete barriers, called parapets, that separate traffic and provide protection at the edge of the outer lanes.
  • Summit Bridge to close one lane each way March 11

    Philadelphia, Pa. (March 8, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District will close one lane of traffic each way on the Summit Bridge beginning Monday Mar. 11 at 9 a.m.
  • Army Corps to announce 2013 F.E. Walter Dam recreation program

    The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District will host a meeting to announce the 2013 Francis E. Walter Dam recreation program on March 7 in White Haven, PA. The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Mountain Laurel Resort off of Pennsylvania Route 940.
  • 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.