The Army Corps of Engineers will dredge 40,000 cubic meters of sediment from the port.
DULUTH, Minn. – Parts of the beach along Park Point will close for about a month from this week for the US Army Corps of Engineers to begin the 2021 dredging in the harbor.
Although dredging will not affect traffic, the beach at 7th Street to 12th Street will be closed for approximately a month and a half.
The Army Corps of Engineers will dredge 40,000 cubic meters of sediment from the harbor which will be moved through a plastic pipeline to be used for feeding the beach to Park Point.
“Primarily dredging, what this does is it ensures that the harbor is at the depth necessary for vessels to enter and exit, it is also identifying and taking care of critical shoals that could prevent vessels from entering and leaving. to enter the harbor total, ”said Corey Weston, Chief of Construction and Surveying Corps.
“If it is high, it is a place where a ship can run aground,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Army Corps of Engineers continues to work on removing metal shards along the tip of the park from last year’s dredging project.
They say the amount of shards they find decreases with each rake.