OMAHA, Neb. --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, in partnership with the city of Randolph and the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District, will begin construction of a flood risk management project along Middle Logan Creek in Randolph and is marking the occasion with a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, November 6th starting at 11:00 a.m.
The formal ceremony will begin at a location near the City’s RV parking area, west of Sholes Road Bridge and east of Nebraska Street. Afterwards attendees will be encouraged to gather at the dig site located nearby to break ground. In the event of inclement weather, the formal ceremony will take place at the City Auditorium, 119 N Main Street in Randolph, followed by breaking ground at the dig site.
The construction contract for Phase 1 of the flood risk management project was awarded in September 2020 to Shinn Kellogg LLC of Albia, Iowa for $5.78 million. According to Tim Goode, Corps project manager, “Phase 1 will include removing and replacing the Bridge Street and Sholes Road Bridges and widening the Middle Logan Creek channel from just downstream of the Jackson Street Bridge to upstream of the Sholes Road Bridge. Work is expected to be complete by September 2022.”
Phase 2 work will include continuation of bridge removals and channel widening with contract award anticipated in the summer of 2021 and completion in the spring of 2024. Once complete, the channel and bridges will have greater carrying capacity to allow the 100-year flood event to safely pass through the city.
Guest speakers will include Randolph Mayor George Bradley, Mr. Mike Sousek, General Manager of the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District, and Co-owners of Shinn Kellogg LLC, Mr. Roger Shinn and Mr. Frank Kellogg. Shinn Kellogg LLC is a certified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business for civil, environmental remediation, demolition, and logistics projects in government and commercial sectors.
Release no. 20-149