It's on us. Share your news here.

Two local dredging projects win funding

Aberdeen Creek resident Fred Leigh, standing on the dock of the creek’s public landing at the end of Aberdeen Creek Road, points out where the turning basin will go once the creek is dredged. While the project has received funding, no site has yet been found for the dredge spoils.

Posted on May 1, 2023

Two local dredge projects are moving ahead under funding from the Virginia Waterway Maintenance Fund—the Hole in the Wall channel between Milford Haven in Mathews and the Chesapeake Bay, and the channel in Gloucester’s Aberdeen Creek.

The Hole in the Wall channel dredge project is closer to becoming a reality in the near future. Curt Smith, deputy director of the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission, said it has already been put out for competitive negotiations and two companies have responded with their qualifications. Once it’s determined which bidder is the most qualified, he said, MPPDC will enter into negotiations for cost.

“It took almost a year to get the project permitted,” he said.

The project involves not just dredging the channel but also building breakwaters to protect it. There are seasonal restrictions on dredging tied to the sand shark breeding season, said Smith, so the channel will need to be dredged before June or the project will have to wait until…


It's on us. Share your news here.
Submit Your News Today

Join Our
Click to Subscribe