Muddy River Flood Risk Management project work progresses to Work Area #2 November 2

USACE, New England District
Published Oct. 28, 2020

 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District announced today that dredging activities will continue to progress on Phase 2 of the $36.5 million Muddy River Flood Risk Management project in Boston and Brookline, Massachusetts.

Beginning Nov. 2, work will progress to Work Area #2 in the vicinity of Brookline Avenue and Riverway (near Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital). Temporary construction fencing will go up in Work Area #2 on the south (Riverway) side of the work area. The sidewalk on the north (Brookline Avenue) side of the river will remain open for pedestrian access for the duration of the project.

Dredging will begin in Work Area #2 mid- to late November once the temporary construction fencing is installed. Work includes dredging the flood risk management channel within the Muddy River. An excavator will stage on the right side (looking downstream) of the river to dredge the river and load
the sediment into water-tight trucks for transport to the Central Processing Facility (located near the Duck House and the construction trailers) at Work Area #11. The sediment will be dewatered and stabilized in this facility before the processed sediment is loaded and transported to the final
disposal facility.

Once the dredging is complete in Work Area #2, the riverbanks will be stabilized with a turf reinforcement mat, then replanted with emergent plants in the wetland area, and shrubs and trees in the upland area during the planting window. Areas will also be reseeded in locations disturbed by
construction equipment.

For Muddy River project construction updates, visit the Corps’ project website at:

For more information, contact Project Manager Jennifer Flanagan at or call 978-318-8015.

Bryan Purtell

Release no. 20-142