USACE awards $5.2M contract for Trinity River Vision/Central City Project

Published May 24, 2019

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, awarded today a contract totaling $5.2 million for the construction of Oxbow Phase 2 in support of the Trinity River Vision/Central City Project.

Contract award was to Ahtna Incorporated, an Alaska Native Regional Corporation from Anchorage, Alaska and is awarded under the Small Business Administration’s 8a program.

The work includes the mass excavation of the Oxbow Site H for the purposes of developing valley storage for the Fort Worth Central City project. In addition to the mass excavation, the project includes tree protection, tree removal, utility protection, drainage culvert, fencing, and site restoration using a variety of seed mixes, and incidental related work.

Site H consists of an approximately 26 acre site which requires an estimated 81,000 CY of excavation with all material exported to the Site I disposal site. A temporary site entrance and haul road will be constructed and maintained for ingress and egress of construction equipment and hauling. A storm drainage culvert will be constructed as well as perimeter fencing to control access to the property.

Site I consists of an approximately 10.1 acre site which is capable of handling all of the exported materials from Site H. The portions of the haul road between Site H and Site I will follow an existing City of Fort Worth haul road used for the demolition of the old wastewater treatment plant. Using this existing haul road should cause minimal impact to the public. A temporary access road will be constructed to allow entry and hauling operations from Site I and connect to the existing haul route.

“With this $5.2 million in contract award the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues the progress with our stakeholders in accomplishing the overall goals and objectives of the Trinity River Vision Project. Construction continues to bring the overall project forward for the people of Texas,” said Project Manager Gail Hicks.

Additional Trinity River Vision/Central City Project information is available at and


About the Fort Worth District: The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was established in 1950. The District is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and design and construction at military installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico.  Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: and SWF Facebook at:

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Release no. 19-017