Despite being new to virtual teamwork, the Island 18 Phase 5 Project Delivery Team (PDT) performed exceptionally well and exceeded expectations when they reached their Contract Award milestone on May 20, ahead of schedule.
Phase 5 of the Island 18 repair project is the final phase of work that began in January 2019 to repair damages resulting from flooding over the past few years along the Mississippi River. The damages had become increasingly severe to the point that emergency repairs were necessary. The project site is located in Dyer County, Tennessee, along the Mississippi River just south of the Interstate 155 bridge crossing and Caruthersville, Missouri.
Phase 1 of the project completed emergency bank paving and repairs at the Island 18 Dike and Dyer County Little Levee. Phase 2 completed top of bank restoration work, Phase 3 completed the Island 18 Closure Dike work, Phase 4 completed Island 18 Dike #2 work, and Phase 5 will place additional rip-rap bank paving and in the process remedy new scouring occurring along the river bank. The five phases culminate in restoring this reach of the Mississippi River navigation channel and restoring the adjacent damaged overbank area to pre-flood levels of protection and helping to reduce risk to the flood risk management system.
The Island 18 Phase 5 PDT award the contract to the Midwest Construction Company. Our much appreciated local partners on this project are Jimmy Moody and the Dyer County Little Levee District.
The outstanding Island 18 Phase 5 PDT consists of Zach Cook and Mark Mazzone (project manager), Preston Snyder (technical lead and channel improvement design), Darian Chasteen and Grayson Holt (hydraulics and hydrology), Mike Thron (environmental), and Judy Stallion (contracting). Oversight for the construction work will be performed by the Wynne Area Office and Lead Quality Assurance Representative Steven Southern.