Work on the Eastern Revetment and Main Breakwater repair project will begin the week of August 26, 2019. Initial work involves the installation of micropiles and a relieving platform to protect an existing water intake pipe. The work zone will be located between the main breakwater and Docks ‘X’ and ‘W’. There will be a minimum 40-foot clearance between the construction area and the docks to allow for two-way boat traffic during the installation period.
The construction area will be off limits to boaters and marked with white and orange buoys with a painted diamond and cross every 100 feet. Marine Radio Channel ‘13’ will be available for large boats to contact the Contractor’s boat captain in charge of the barges if more room is needed for maneuvering between the docks and the construction.
Following the installation of the relieving platforms, the Contractor is scheduled to begin the repair of the Eastern Revetment and Main Breakwater the week of September 3, 2019. The Contractor plans on working seven days a week as weather allows.
September 30, 2019:
During the week of September 30, the Contractor will start the Main Breakwater repair test section which will be an in-place example for the remainder of the breakwater repair. The stone placement to date has been below-water. This week, the stone placement layers will start to emerge from the water and be visible for all to see.
Figure 1. Barge with excavator being used to perform repairs to the main breakwater. (9/11/2019)
Figure 2. Image of Contractor’s crane barge used to preform repairs on the main breakwater. (9/26/2019)
December 5, 2019:
The Contractor shutdown repair operations of the Eastern Revetment and Main Breakwater for the 2019 Season on November 28.
So far, permanent repairs to the breakwater are nearly complete for 300’ of the Main Breakwater, with temporary winter storm protection completed along another 575’. Repairs were not made to the Eastern Revetment this Season.
The Contractor will be on-site again next Spring to finish construction of the repairs for both structures.
Figure 1. View of Main Breakwater repairs completed during the 2019 Season. (11/27/2019)
Figure 2. The Contractor placing salvaged stone on the Main Breakwater for temporary protection through the Winter storm season. (11/26/2019)
June 10, 2020:
Hammond Marina breakwater and revetment repair work for 2020 season is scheduled to begin during the week of June 15 with the construction of a relieving platform and the placement of stone on the breakwater.
Construction tasks for this year include the completion of repair work on the breakwater followed by repairs to the Eastern Revetment.
June 17, 2020:
The Contractor’s barge will arrive at the marina today (6/17) to begin work on the relieving platform. Following installation of the platform, the contractor will place stone around the head of the breakwater (near the marina entrance) over the weekend. Please remember to call the Contractor on Channel 13 if their equipment barge is blocking the channel.
July 9, 2020:
The Contractor completed the installation of the relieving platform last week. The Contractor is now focused on continuing the breakwater repair on the east end of the Main Breakwater near the marina entrance. The repair in this section is expected to be completed towards the end of August.
July 23, 2020:
The Contractor has begun placing armor stone on the east end of the Main Breakwater. Additionally, installation of the new W dock sections kicked off yesterday. The new docks are expected to be in place by the end of the day on Friday (6/24). To accommodate vessel traffic, no work on the docks will take place over the weekend (6/25-6/26). Installation of the new sections will be completed by the middle of next week. During this time, the navigable passage between the Contractor’s stone barges and the new W dock sections will be restricted. Please contact Marine Radio Channel ‘13’ if more room is needed for maneuvering between the docks and the construction.
Figure 1. Contractor places armor stone in the background with a section of the newly installed W dock in the foreground. (7/23/2020)
Figure 2. Vessel navigates between the Contractor’s rock barge and the newly placed W dock. (7/24/2020)
September 23, 2020:
The Contractor is expected to finish the repair to the breakwater in the next 2-3 weeks. Once complete, the Contractor will start the repair to the Eastern Revetment. The repair to the Eastern Revetment is expected to be completed in November 2020. The Contractor’s equipment will continue to be staged behind the breakwater during off hours.
Figure 1. Progress Photo of the Main Breakwater Repair. (9/23/2020)
Figure 2. Progress Photo of the Main Breakwater Repair. (9/23/2020)