Work completed on culvert replacement project in Greene County

Memphis District Commander COL Zachary Miller (center) celebrates the completion of the Eight Mile Creek Levee Culvert Replacement project with Greene County Judge Rusty McMillon (center left), project managers, and contractor Graylee Construction and Demo.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District held a ribbon cutting ceremony recently in Greene County to celebrated the completion of the Eight Mile Creek Levee Culvert Replacement project.

The $1.6 million contract awarded to contractor Graylee Construction and Demo replaced damaged culverts within the Eight Mile Creek Levee segment with an offset 36-inch, double barrel, reinforced concrete pipe with a flap gate.

Work on the project was completed on Nov. 12.

The replaced culverts were damaged by previous flood events and erosion limits increased to within five feet of the levee crown, which threatened the levee’s integrity and made the project vital. Maintaining the levee’s ability to provide protection, especially at such drainage pipe locations, is crucial to ensuring the entire system works and helps prevent flooding of areas behind the levee.

The non-federal partner working closely with the Memphis District on this successful project completion is the Eight Mile Drainage District of Greene County.

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