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Summary US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is undertaking the renovation of the Bluestone Dam in Summers County, West Virginia, the US.
The project involves the renovation of the Bluestone Dam with installation of 115 anchors along the Dam. The project is executed in five phases.
The first phase of the project includes the construction of a temporary access bridge below the dam, a thrust block, extension of three penstocks and installation of sacrificial bulkheads on three of the six penstocks.
The construction contractor for the first phase was ASI RCC Inc. The contract was awarded in 2000 and work completed in 2004.
The Second phase 2A includes the improvements to the access road on the west side of the dam, construction of a fishing pier on the west side, and construction of an additional monolith on the east abutment.
The contract was awarded to Ahern & Associates in 2004 and work was completed in 2007.
The Second phase 2B includes installation of 150 high-strength anchors for critical monoliths and the sacrificial bulkheads on the remaining penstocks.American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding increased the number of anchors installed to 204, which will increase the elevation of flood waters that can be held by the dam.
The installation of apron drains in the stilling basin and reaming of gallery drains in the dam will increase stability.
In August 2009, Brayman Construction Corp began the construction work on the project and completed in 2011, and ARRA funding extended the completion date to 2011.
The Third phase includes installation of scour protection and training walls for the penstocks. A US$48.5 million contract was awarded to Shaka, Inc. of Jeannette, Pa., for the Penstock Scour Protection System construction for the Bluestone Dam Project.
A US$64.5 million contract was awarded to Brayman Construction Corp to provide specialty construction services in support of the Dam Safety Assurance (DSA), Phase 3.
Construction works commenced on October 28, 2010.
The project secured US$82 million federal funding in October 2009 while US$55 million was secured in September 2012.
Construction works on phase three was completed in 2016.
The Fourth phase includes the installation of about 60 high-strength anchors, primarily over the stilling basin. Heeter Construction has received a worth US$55 million contract to upgrade the fourth phase of Bluestone Dam on September 28, 2012.
Terradon has been appointed as consulting engineer for fourth phase.
The construction works on Fourth phase was commenced in 2012 and scheduled to be completed in 2018.
The Fifth phase includes spillway improvement by modifying the existing stilling basin, the installation of a 2.4m precast concrete parapet wall, and mitigation features.
Stantec has been appointed as the design consultant for the fifth phase.
In October 2016, USACE held a public consultation for the fifth phase.
USACE appointed Coastal Drilling East has a Anchor installation for the fourth phase.
Planning activities on the fifth phase and construction works on the fourth phase is underway and expected to complete by 2019.
Scope The project in West Virginia aims to enhance the dam’s capacity to handle floods and prevent damage to downstream areas in Summers County, Hinton, West Virginia, the US.
The US$5000 million project includes the following: I. Phase I: 1. Construction of a temporary access bridge below the dam 2. Construction of thrust block 3. Extension of three of the penstocks 4. Installation of sacrificial bulkheads on three of the six penstocks
II. Phase II A: 1. Improvements to the access road on the west side of the dam 2. Construction of a fishing pier on the west side 3. Construction of an additional monolith on the east abutment
III. Phase II B: 1. Installation of 150 high-strength anchors for critical monoliths 2. Installation of 150 high-strength anchors for sacrificial bulkheads on the remaining penstocks 3. Installation of apron drains in the stilling basin 4. Installation of apron drains in gallery drains
IV. Phase III: 1. Installation of scour protection and training walls for the penstocks 2. Construction of Penstock Scour Protection System
V. Phase IV: 1. Installation of about 60 high-strength anchors over the stilling basin
VI. Phase V: 1. Construction of spillway improvement 2. Installation of an 8-foot pre-cast concrete parapet wall and mitigation features
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