22 November 2019 – The contractor is mining cohesive material to place on the breach closure section and is anticipated to demobilize from the project site by the end of the month. The follow-on interim repair contract has been advertised with proposals due by 22 November 2019. It is anticipated that this follow-on contract will be awarded in early December.
08 November 2019 – The priority breach closure was completed on 28 October. The contractor is finalizing several remaining items and is scheduled to demobilize from the project site by the end of the month. A follow-on contract for interim repairs to increase the resiliency of the damaged levee system is currently being developed.
24 October 2019 – The contractor has closed the eastern half of the northern inlet breach and is anticipating having the entire breach closed by the end of the month. This closure will provide an interim level of flood risk management benefits to the area behind the levee.
18 October 2019 – The east side of Breach A, the breach is divided by the railroad tracks, was closed on Oct. 12. It is anticipated that the west side of the breach will be closed later this month, providing an interim level of flood risk management benefits to the area behind the levee system.
13 October 2019 - The team is anticipating closing the northern (A) breach in the next few weeks pending no significant weather impacts.
27 September 2019 – The interim repair contract was awarded to Iron Mike - Bristol HVB, LLC of Centennial, CO for $4,710,696 on 16 September 2019 with a period of performance of 90 calendar days. Waubonsie Creek was temporarily closed by the Contractor on 19 September 2019 to allow for repair work on the northern "A" breach.
13 September 2019 – Proposals for the interim repair contract on the L-594 system were received on 09 Sep 2019. The team is now working through the contracting process to award the construction contract.
06 September 2019 – The official Request for Proposals was sent out to the pre-qualified contractor pool on 27 Aug 2019. The pre-bid site walk was conducted on 04 Sep 2019 and the proposals are due on 10 Sep 2019.
29 August 2019 – The draft scope of work for completing the next phase of repairs of the L-594 levee system has been developed and the team is issuing the formal Request for Proposals (RFP) in the next few days.
23 August 2019 – The draft scope of work for completing the next phase of repairs of the L-594 levee system has been developed and the team is working towards awarding the construction contract associated with these repairs.
13 Aug 2019 – The Draft scope of work is being finalized by the team.
05 Aug 2019 – All work at the first breach is complete and the contractor has demobilized from the site. The scope of work is under development for the initial breach repair at the second (northern) priority breach.
31 July 2019 – All work is complete on Breach B and the final inspection was held on 01 July 2019. The scope of work is under development for the initial breach repair at Breach A.
22 July 2019 – The team continues to develop a plan for initial repairs to the other identified priority breach on the L-594 system.
08 July 2019 – All work on the first breach is complete and the final inspection was held on 01 July 2019. The team is now developing a plan for initial repairs to the other identified priority breach on the L-594 system.
20 June 2019 – The first priority breach was initially closed on 13 June 2019. This repair restores this section of the levee system to its pre-flood elevation. Only minor finishing work remains before this construction contract is complete.
12 June 2019 – The contractor resumed work on the breach 1-1/4 miles SW of Bartlett, IA on 5 June following the late May high water event. Current plan is to repair damaged levee crest ruts and initially close breach within the next week.