Island Creek Project Receives $6 Million Awad

From a Rep. Nick Rahall Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Nick J. Rahall (D-W.Va.) Wednesday announced the awarding of a $6 million construction contract to continue work on the Island Creek Local Protection Project in Logan. 

“Widening Island Creek widens our downtown economy's outlook.  Logan Countians know far too well the long term costs to families and businesses flooding can bring.  This major investment helps bring stability to a once flood prone area that serves the region with essential business services,” said Rahall. “I commend the County Commission, the West Virginia Conservation Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers for their commitment to this effort.”

The Island Creek project includes widening the Island Creek channel in order to provide an estimated 252 area homes and businesses with 10-year and 20-year frequency flood protection. The funding of the Phase 2a option announced today will allow widening of Island Creek from the former Super 8 site to the Logan Napa Store on the left descending bank.

Rahall has been advancing the initiative for several years. Working in conjunction with Senator Robert C. Byrd, Rahall secured a total of more than $4.4 million in federal funding for the Island Creek Flood Control Project. Nearly $10 million in federal funding has been previously awarded to the project.

The Phase 2a contract for the Island Creek Local Protection Project was awarded to small business contractor Heeter Construction, Inc., of Spencer, by the Corps of Engineers. Heeter Construction was the recipient of the $5.8 million base construction project contract awarded in September 2010. 

The total project is estimated to cost approximately $40 million and will take approximately four years to complete. The Logan County Commission and the West Virginia Conservation Agency have agreed to provide non-Federal financial support for the channel modification.

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