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Corps of Engineers to start moving dredged material in Wabasha, Minnesota

Published Nov. 14, 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is set to begin moving dredged material from its temporary placement site on the north side of Wabasha, Minnesota, to the Wabasha Sand and Gravel pit this month.

The Corps’ contractor, LS Marine, Inc., from St. Paul, Minnesota, plans to begin initial preparations this week. Truck hauling operations are expected to begin Nov. 26. The contractor intends to begin operating only during daylight hours, Monday through Friday. They will begin 24-hour operations, five days per week in early December. Corps officials anticipate 24-hour operations to continue through mid-to-late February. Trucking operations will be limited during the holidays.

The contractor is moving nearly 300,000 cubic yards of dredged material from the Corps’ Wabasha Gravel Pit via truck to the Wabasha Sand and Gravel pit on the west side of U.S. Highway 61. Both pits are located near the intersection of U.S. Highway 61 and Bruegger Valley Rd.

The Corps awarded a $1.6 million contract Aug. 29, to move the dredged material. The purpose of this movement is to ensure there is adequate storage capacity for future placements.

The nearly 650 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. Through the St. Paul District Fiscal Year 2018 $106 million budget, nearly 1,700 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $163 million to the national economy. For more information, see


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