News Releases

  • Local Corps unit sets change of command

    Colonel David A. Caldwell assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, during a formal change of command ceremony on June 8, 2015. Colonel Paul E. Owen, who has commanded the district since September 2012, relinquished command during the event at Castle Williams on Governor’s Island. Colonel Caldwell was commissioned into the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1992 upon graduating from Wheaton College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology.
  • USACE completes munitions investigation at Middlesex County College construction site

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New York District has completed its investigation into the potential presence of buried items related to munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) that could be related to the former Raritan Arsenal in the section of Middlesex County College where construction crews are building a new student services center. No munitions items were found during anomaly digs. All items removed were cultural debris, like scrap metal or other metallic items not related to MEC. No further investigation into the construction site is anticipated at this time.
  • USACE removing WWI-era boosters from recently renourished beaches in Allenhurst and Loch Arbour, New Jersey

    ** Initial surface sweep and removal of items expected to be done by Memorial Day **NEW YORK – The
  • Update to expected Downtown Montauk construction schedule

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, has coordinated with the contractor for the Downtown Montauk Stabilization Project and the contractor has indicated that it will begin physical, on-site construction of the coastal storm risk management project in the fall in October.
  • Army Corps awards second contract for Fire Island dune and berm construction project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, awarded an initial $23.4 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock of Oak Brook, Ill., earlier this month to construct the second phase of the Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet (FIMI) Stabilization Project. The second phase includes sand placement in the area of Robert Moses State Park and eastward toward the Fire Island Lighthouse. It involves construction of a wide, flat elevated berm in the area of Robert Moses State Park and a berm and dune in areas east of the park.
  • Army Corps Awards Contract for Monmouth County, New Jersey Beach Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District awarded a $38 million contract for an area from Elberon to Loch Arbour, in Monmouth County, New Jersey.
  • Army Corps Awards $25.6 Million Contract to Deepen the Arthur Kill Channel

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, has awarded a contract for $25.6 million to
  • Army Corps awards $25.2 million contract for T-groin construction and sand placement work in Brooklyn community of Sea Gate

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District has awarded a $25.2 million contract to H&L LLC of Bay Shore, New York, to construct T-groins and place sand in the community of Sea Gate west of the West 37th Street Groin in Coney Island. The project at Sea Gate is designed to prevent flanking of the West 37th Street Groin and to improve the functioning of the overall existing coastal storm risk management project at Coney Island.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awards $8.6 million maintenance dredging contract for work along Hudson River

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, has awarded an $8.6 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock of Oak Brook, Illinois, to carry out maintenance dredging at three discontinuous reaches along the Hudson River Federal Navigation Channel between Coxsackie and Albany.
  • Sand pumping to repair and restore Rockaway Beach resumes

    Crews have resumed pumping sand onto the beaches of Rockaway as part of an effort to repair and restore the engineered beach there to provide coastal storm risk management benefits to the community.