US Army Corps of Engineers awards $132.7m Staten Island stormwater work

Aerial view of Staten Island St George Ferry terminal. Manhattan Area, New York, USA Aerial view of Staten Island St George Ferry terminal. (Image: Roman Babakin via AdobeStock - stock.adobe.com)

New York-based Triumph Construction has won a contract worth $132.7 million to build a series of large interior drainage ponds and associated stormwater infrastructure on Staten Island.

The contract, in the South Shore of Staten Island (SSSI) Area-E at South Beach involves the construction of detention basins connected with an open-channel culvert. The work also includes the construction of stormwater drainage structures such as box culverts, junction chambers, sluice gates, weir chambers, flap gates and inlets for future stormwater inlets, as well as the relocation of existing sanitary sewers.

It is the first of several contracts set to be awarded by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) over the next few years to construct the overall South Shore of Staten Island project, including additional interior drainage areas and a seawall.

Designs for each of the remaining construction contracts is currently underway, according to USACE.

Staten Island has a history of suffering severe storm damage. Over the years, the Nor-easter of December 1992, the March storm of 1993 and Super Storm Sandy in October 2012 have all caused significant damage.

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