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High bid may delay Duxbury Harbor dredging

Posted on July 29, 2015

By Jean Lang, The Boston Globe

Those who have long been waiting for Duxbury Harbor to be dredged may have longer to wait. There was only one bidder for the project, and the bid by Cashman/Burnham came in at nearly $5.65 million, higher than the government’s estimate, according to Tim Dugan, spokesman for the New England district of the Army Corps of Engineers. He said project manager Bill Kavanaugh is exploring alternatives and could not say whether the dredging would take place in the fall, as had been planned. The bid was opened on July 7. The federal government has committed to providing $4.5 million to dredge the harbor, which local government and business leaders have been advocating for years. Town Meeting voters set aside $80,000 last year for dredging, but locals need the Army Corps to dredge the 34 acres it maintains at the same time to make it feasible. The last dredging was completed in 1997, and harbor businesses have complained of problems getting boats in and out of the shallow harbor at low tide.


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