U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awards contract for work at Dover Dam

September 28, 2010


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District

Public Affairs Office

502 Eighth Street

Huntington, WV 25701-2070

(304) 399-5353


Press Release – For Immediate Release

September 20, 2010


Corps awards contract for Dover Dam

HUNTINGTON, WV…. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded an $11.9 million contract to Brayman Construction Corporation of Saxonburg, Penn., for the Phase 1 construction for the Dover Dam Safety Assurance Project. Dover Dam is located in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, about three miles upstream of the towns of Dover and New Philadelphia, Ohio.

This contract is the first phase of the Dam Safety Assurance project that will help bring Dover Dam up to modern day safety standards and reduce the risk of failure.

The work includes installation of 36 multi-strand anchors in the spillway section of Dover Dam. The multi-strand anchors range in size from 19-strand to 48-strand anchors and will be installed in holes ranging in size from 9 inches to 17 inches in diameter. The length of the anchors will vary from 103 feet to 153 feet. The anchors will be used to secure sections of the dam to bedrock.

"This work is vital for the citizens of Tuscarawas County and the region," said Col. Robert Peterson, District Commander. "The Dover Dam Safety Assurance Project will not only help create jobs for the local area, but more importantly it will help to modernize our aging infrastructure and protect life and property by reducing the risk of failure."

Construction is expected to begin this fall and will take about two years to complete.

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District is the non-federal sponsor of the project, providing 3.45% of the total construction cost.

The construction was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1939 (P.L. 76-396), Section 4.

For more information, contact Project Manager Rodney Cremeans, at 304-399-5170 or the Public Affairs Office at 304-399-5353.


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