US Army Corps of Engineers – Flood Control
US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS FLOOD CONTROL CONTRACT TO DATE - OVER $ 78 MILLION
GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA AND EAST GRAND FORKS, MINNESOTA
ICS received four prime contracts and one sub-contract for flood control projects in the Grand Forks, North Dakota and East Grand Forks, Minnesota area of the Red River Valley. The prime contracts were awarded through the US Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District.
In 1997, the Red River of the North overflowed its banks devastating the sister cities of Grand Forks/East Grand Forks. Water levels exceeded the 100-year flood plain causing the mandatory evacuation of over 65,000 people.
These flood control projects are similar in that they all required construction of new earthen levees, concrete flood walls, street closures and extensive re-routing of storm sewer and sanitary sewer water lines including several new large pump stations designed to blend with the existing residential homes, gate wells, junction manholes and drop inlets.
Over 11,000 linear feet of concrete flood wall was installed, often times in close proximity to residential buildings and other structures. Flood wall work also included several road closures and railroad closures that contained addition flood walls. Over 53,500 linear feet of earthen dikes were also installed using over 2,000,000 cubic yards of impervious fill and select impervious fill. All the projects required landscaping with numerous trees and shrubs, recreational areas including playgrounds, picnic shelters, restrooms, and miles of bike/walkway trails lining the levees.
These projects required tight schedules due to the short North Dakota/Minnesota construction season and required working during the inclement winter months to achieve flood protection for the cities of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. Temporary flood protection was implemented during the spring and summer floods during construction.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District presented the “2002 Contractor of the Year” award and the “2002 Excellence in Partnering” awards to ICS for their work on East Grand Forks Phase I Levees.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division presented the 2005 Dan W. Renfro Partnering Award to ICS for their work on the East Grand Forks Levees Phase II
The ND Ready Mix & Concrete Products Association presented Industrial Contract Services, Inc. with a 2004 Excellence in Concrete (Governmental Category) award for their work on the East Grand Forks Levees, Phase II.
The ND Ready Mix & Concrete Products Association presented Industrial Contract Services, Inc. with a 2005 Excellence in Concrete (Governmental Category) award for their work on the Grand Forks Levee Phase II, Reach 2 Floodwall-Reeves Drive.
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