Suisun harbor dredging to start next week

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Greg Folsom

Posted August 13, 2019

SUISUN CITY — Work to ensure wildlife on Pierce Island isn’t affected by the dredging of Suisun City’s harbor pushed the start of that project back a week to Monday, according to Suisun City Hall.

City Manager Greg Folsom said that new start date is tentative, but hopes to see dredging work start in the area from about 600 feet south of the boat docks to the fuel dock area.

If work goes according to plan, dredging of the boat docks area, which includes slips on both sides of the channel, should start Aug. 27. Dredging from City Hall to the public boat docks should start Sept. 12.

The channel to Whispering Bay should see dredging start Sept. 25 and dredging in the waterway behind the Whispering Bay neighborhood is expected to start Oct. 1.

The dredging is not expected to have an impact on public use of the waterways, Folsom said.

“The waterways are going to be much more navigable,” Folsom said of the project’s goal.

The Suisun City Council approved a $2.18 million contract with the Dutra Group to dredge the harbor in November 2018.

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