Engineers Finalizing Revised Plans to Replace Little York Lake Dam
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The revised plans for the replacement of Little York Lake dam are nearly complete will soon be sent to the State D-E-C for review an approval.
That’s the word from County Highway Superintendent Don Chambers; Chambers says the D-E-C review will take about six months.
The county was forced to redesign the replacement dam after the D-E-C, without warning changed the hazard classification of Little York Lake.
That decision sent the proposed replacement dam back to the drawing table and cost the county an additional 91 thousand dollars in engineering costs.
With revised construction costs and right of way acquisitions it’s expected replacing the dam will cost taxpayers $1.2 million dollars. The county has applied for a $600 thousand dollar waterfront grant to help defray the cost of the project.
The project could go out for bid in March or April with the work beginning later in 2013.
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