Park awards contract to manage removal of Elwha dams

The National Park Service’s Denver Service Center has awarded the contract for construction management services for removal of the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams, scheduled to begin in September.


The contract was awarded March 18 to URS Corporation of Seattle, with a total value of $2,563,395.79.


URS Corporation will provide construction management services for the duration of the dam removal contract. Those services include inspections, monitoring and construction administration tasks.


Dam removal work will begin this September and take up to three years to complete.


The $26.9 million dam removal contract was awarded in late August 2010 to Barnard Construction, Inc. of Bozeman, Mont.



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