Emergency Flood Dike Repairs and Protection
This project, located in the town of Duncan, AZ on the bank of the Gila River, was an emergency mobilization at the request of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in response to concerns about the imminent flooding concerns forecasted to take place. The project consisted of mobilizing equipment to a remote part of Arizona in the 6 hours from the time we received notice, constructing a roadway to allow access to the area, removing trees and vegetation along the bank, widening the bank, reinforcing with rip rap and large boulders, and reclaiming areas disturbed during the construction process. This procedure was completed in 48 hours and required 4 shifts of 12 hours each.
Scope of Work
- Haul rip rap and large boulders from multiple sources and working it into the existing dike.
- Placing 2,166 cubic yards of concrete rubble and rock to armor the inside slope of the dike.
- Rapid mobilization of work force, suppliers, trucking, and equipment. West Point Contractors and its subcontractors were on-site within 4 hours of notification.
- Utilizing suppliers and trucking to allow around the clock work in a very limited time frame.
- Locating materials in a remote area of Arizona suitable for the project scope.
- Six material sources were used to meet the project needs.
- Working through poor weather and site conditions.
- Effectively managed on-site personnel meeting high quality and safety standards.