San Juan, Puerto Rico --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District awarded construction contract as part of the Rio Anton Ruiz Restoration Section 1135 of the Continuous Authorities Program (CAP), Humacao, Puerto Rico.
The contract was awarded Sept. 20, to Advantix Engineering Corporation, of Caguas, Puerto Rico in the amount of $3,641,452.84.
The purpose of the project is to provide a permanent solution to reduce the saltwater intrusion into the Humacao Natural Reserve system.
The scope of the work includes the installation of two sheet pile notched concrete cap weirs, at the location of previously installed temporary salt water intrusion measures; and placement of approximately 25 feet of riprap adjacent to the weirs, to protect from potential scouring and permanent filling of scour holes. Construction is expected to start in November 2020.
This contract is being cost-shared in accordance with the Project Partnership Amendment executed between the Corps and the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources.
Additional details about this project can be found at www.saj.usace.army.mil/RíoAntonRuiz
Release no. 20-076