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O&C - Operations and Routine Maintenance of Troy Lock & Dam

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DESCRIPTION: A channel 600 ft. wide, New York City to Kingston, thence 400 ft. wide to 2,200 ft. south of the Mall (Dunn) Bridge at Albany and anchorages near Hudson and Stuyvesant, all with depths of 32 ft. in soft material and 34 ft. in rock; thence 27 ft. deep and 400 ft. wide, 900 ft. south of the Mall (Dunn) Bridge: thence 14 ft. deep and generally 400 ft. wide, to the Federal Lock at Troy; and thence 14 ft. deep, 200 ft. wide, to the southern limit of the State Barge Canal at Waterford: with widening at bends and widenings in front of the cities of Troy and Albany to form harbors 12 ft. deep. Length - N.Y.C. to Waterford about 155 miles. The removal of the State Dam at Troy. The construction of a lock and dam at Troy about 2.5 miles below Waterford.

AUTHORIZATION:  Adopted 1910 to 1930, modified 1934, 1935, 1938, 1954

STATUS:  The Troy Navigation Lock has been operated annually since 1916.  During FY 2012, the Troy Lock Level of Service was evaluated and found to be compliant with USACE national standardized Levels of Service established for the Inland Marine Transportation System.  During FY 2013, the 5-Year Periodic Inspection of the 100-year-old Troy Lock and Dam determined the need for repairs which are now scheduled to be performed during the period through FY2018.

$2,450,000 is required for FY2018 to perform ongoing routine operations & maintenance activities including lockages of vessels; and perform S&A, QA, and materials testing of on-going work for completion of installing the four (4) replacement lock chamber miter gates during the winter of 2017-2018 while the lock is closed to navigation.

$2,600,000 is required for FY2017 to perform ongoing routine operations & maintenance activities including lockages of vessels; perform repairs following a mandated periodic hydraulic structural steel inspection of the Troy Lock cofferdams before the lock chamber is dewatered; and perform S&A, QA, and materials testing of on-going work for the fabrication of the four (4) replacement lock chamber miter gates. The contract to fabricate new miter gates and replace the existing miter gates was awarded in FY2016.

FUNDING: Estimated annual federal cost is $2,600,000.

 

CONTACT:   

William Petronis,  

Project Engineer, 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, Albany Field Office 

Phone:  (518)-273-0870  

E-mail: William.F.Petronis@usace.army.mil 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, Albany Field Office 

1 Bond Street

Troy, NY 12180    

 

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS: NY-19, NY-20, NY-21                 

 

                   

 

Current as of February 2017