Corps taking bids to finish levee work at Birds Point - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Corps taking bids to finish levee work at Birds Point

Flooded farmland near Birds Point in 2011 (Source: Deena Glenn) Flooded farmland near Birds Point in 2011 (Source: Deena Glenn)
Flooded farmland near Birds Point in 2011 (Source: Deena Glenn) Flooded farmland near Birds Point in 2011 (Source: Deena Glenn)
Plastic sheeting protecting the levee in March 2012 (Source: Memphis District) Plastic sheeting protecting the levee in March 2012 (Source: Memphis District)
MEMPHIS, TN (KFVS) -

The US Army Corps of Engineers are soliciting bids to finish levee work at Birds Point near New Madrid, Missouri.

The Memphis District began the bid process for levee reconstruction on Wednesday. The solicitation is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website.

According to the Corps, there are three Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOCs) that will be awarded.

The Memphis District posted on the FBO website that this contract will be used to rebuild the upper, middle, and lower reaches of main line Mississippi River levee where it was crevassed in the spring of 2011 near Birds Point, New Madrid, Missouri.

Access roads were completed on March 2, according to the Corps.

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