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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces the award for Phase Four of the Dam Safety Assurance contract for Bluestone Dam in Hinton, W. Va. The contract was awarded to Heeter Construction, Inc. of Spencer, W.Va. The contract and an initially exercised option are worth over $54.81 million.  It also includes eight potential options that, if exercised, will make the total worth over $94.74 million.

This work involves installing 115 high capacity multi-strand rock anchors. The majority of the anchors will be 61 strands and up to 270 feet in length. The award of the remaining options for additional 163 anchors will be made over the next two to three years subject to funding. The total number of anchors for the base contract and all options is 278.

The purpose of the ongoing construction is to increase the capability of the dam to retain higher levels of water as part of the Dam Safety Assurance Program.

"Public safety is our number one priority," said Col. Steven McGugan, District Commander. "The primary objective of our Dam Safety Assurance efforts is to maintain public safety by making sure the dams we own and operate ar e safe and risks to the public are minimized."

Bluestone Dam was placed into service in 1948. In 1999 the Corps first unveiled plans for the Dam Safety Assurance project. To date, Bluestone has prevented nearly $5 billion in flood damages to those living along the New and Kanawha Rivers.

For more information, please contact the Public Affairs Office at 304-399-5353.

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