Shimmick secured a $9 million contract for a Rapid Disaster Infrastructure, under a MATOC for the Omaha District USACE. Shimmick will repair damage to the Levee System 536 that were caused by high flows in March of 2019. The scope of work includes breach closures and repairs of critical sections; repairs of slopes and berms; relief well pumps rehabilitation, abandonment and replacement; drainage structures rehabilitation; erosion control and seeding; riprap; and haul road construction and maintenance. Shimmick will also construct a levee ramp and conduct other setback levee work; a toe-drain; install new drainage structures; and conduct additional erosion control measures.
“It is great that the team has been able to find a way to continue to push forward through all of the different challenges and are able to start making substantial progress on repairing the L-536 levee system that was decimated after the flooding in 2019,” said Corina Zhang, Resident Engineer for the L-536 Levee System. “This project has truly been a team effort between the local landowners, levee sponsors, other agencies such as the Nature Conservancy and NRCS, as well as the USACE team, as everyone recognizes the importance of getting this levee system repaired.”
The project is part of a $999M unrestricted Rapid Disaster Infrastructure MATOC awarded by USACE that extends through 2027.