In April 30 Issue
The US Army Corps of Engineers announced a listing of Civil Works projects to be funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 this week. Of the $4.6 billion appropriated to USACE for its Civil Works program, $166 million has been identified for the Nashville District.
The Nashville District received $105.5 million for Construction General Programs such as the Wolf Creek Seepage Rehabilitation project in Russell County, the Chickamauga Lock replacement in Chattanooga, Tenn., the Kentucky Lock replacement in Grand Rivers, Ky., and the Metro Center Levee project in Metro-Nashville.
$60.6 million has been appropriated for Operations and Maintenance Projects in the Nashville District. Funds will be utilized for a variety of contracts to reduce a backlog of infrastructure maintenance, including several projects on the Tennessee River navigation system. All of these projects meet the criteria of the legislation, and hold high emphasis on rapid completion.
Allison Jarrett, with the Corps' Nashville office, said that $4 million will be allocated to maintenance and operations of the dam and powerhouse.
"There will be $18 million allocated to Wolf Creek Dam to help speed up repairs," Jarrett said.
Those funds are in addition to the $54.5 million already allocated to repair the dam the 2009 fiscal year, and the $7.1 million for operations.