US Army Corps of Engineers
Omaha District

Pierce Levee Restoration Information

Background: The Pierce – North Branch Elkhorn Right Bank Levee System was damaged during the 2019 Flood Event, leading to the Project Sponsor submitting a Public Law (PL) 84-99 Rehabilitation Assistance request to the US Army Corps of Engineers – Omaha District.

Current Action: Close out the construction contract.

Restoration Activities:

 

Initial Breach Repair

Contractor

Niewohner Construction

Contract Amount

$183,000

Contract Award

August 7, 2019

Construction Start

August 17, 2019

Completion

October 1, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Status Updates:

08 November 2019 - Work on the Pierce levee repair contract is complete. The team is currently working on closing out the contract.

24 October 2019 - Work on the Pierce levee repair contract is complete including final inspection that occurred on 01 October 2019. The team is currently working on closing out the contract.

13 October 2019 - The levee repair project is complete and the team is now working to complete financial close-out on the project.

01 October 2019 – The final inspection for the Pierce levee repair contract was conducted on 01 October 2019. The contractor is now preparing to demobilize from the site. 

27 September 2019 – The contractor has completed the levee repair and the final project inspection is tentatively scheduled for the first week of October. 

13 September 2019 – The contractor remains ahead of schedule on this construction contract and is expected to be complete by the end of the month.

06 September 2019 – The contractor is on site and completing the levee repair efforts.  They are currently ahead of schedule and are anticipating being complete by the end of the month.

29 August 2019 – The team continues to manage the project administration and mobilization process with the Contractor.

23 August 2019 – Notice to Proceed was issued to the contractor on 16 August 2019, which authorizes the contractor to begin constructing the levee repairs.

13 Aug 2019 – Contract to repair damages to the Pierce levee was awarded on 7 August 2019 to Niewohner Construction for $183,000. The period of performance for the contract is 60 calendar days.

05 Aug 2019 – The Bid Opening for the Pierce – North Branch Elkhorn Right Bank Levee Rehabilitation Project was conducted on 01 Aug 2019 at the Omaha District Office.  It is anticipated that the construction contract will be awarded by 09 Aug 2019.

31 July 2019 – The construction contract was advertised on 02 July 2019, with the pre-bid site walk being held on 09 July and bids being due on 01 August 2019. 

22 July 2019 – Awaiting bids from Contractors. Deadline is 02 Aug 2019. Contract is still pending availability of funding from HQUSACE the project is anticipated to be awarded in mid-August.

11 July 2019 – The construction contract to rehabilitate the Pierce Levee System was advertised on 02 July 2019, and the pre-bid site walk was conducted on 09 July 2019. Bids are due from Contractors on 02 Aug 2019 and pending availability of funding from HQUSACE the project is anticipated to be awarded in mid-August.

26 June 2019 – An initial site damage assessment and economic analysis has been completed.  From this initial assessment the USACE team has determined that there are damages to the levee system that are eligible for PL 84-99 Rehabilitation Assistance. The USACE team is coordinating with the Levee Sponsor on the design of the overall levee repair project.

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Pierce Levee Imagery

Completion of the Pierce levee system repairs on Oct 1, 2019
Pierce levee system Bid Opening being conducted on Aug. 1, 2019 at the USACE Omaha District Office.
Rutting damage identified by the USACE team during the initial site inspection of Pierce levee in Pierce, Iowa conducted May 29, 2019.

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