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  • Levee raise contract for about $15 million awarded by USACE Kansas City District for Missouri River near St. Joseph

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District awarded the Missouri River Levee System unit R471-460 levee raise north of US-36 contract to H.B. Construction, Inc., from Platte City, Missouri, for $14,178,505.38 on Sept. 16, 2022. This is the largest contract awarded on the R471-460 and L455 levee unit and is the fifth out of six contracts on the overall project.
  • Flood risk management project planned for Merriam, Kansas

    On June 29, 2022, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, and the City of Merriam, Kansas, signed a design agreement to begin design on a series of floodwalls and levees to reduce flood risk in the Merriam community. The project will involve constructing up to 6.5-foot-tall floodwalls and 6-foot-high levees for around 1.5 miles from Shawnee Mission Parkway to Merriam Drive. It will also require modifications to the Merriam Bridge and other utility modifications.
  • The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers celebrates an outstanding fiscal year 2021

    Kansas City, Mo. - Most New Year celebrations are recognized on January 1, we always celebrate October 1, and this year, we had a good reason to do just that. After nearly two years of pushing forward during the pandemic, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, continued to support the Heartland and the nation in several ways.
  • KC Levees breaks ground on $529 million project

    The Kansas Citys Levees project broke ground Wednesday at the Central Industrial District Levee Unit, marking the start of levee raising phase of the $529 million project, set to raise over 17 miles of existing levees and floodwalls up five feet. The Kansas City District, Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City KS, City of Kansas City, Mo. Government, Lane Construction and other project partners voiced their excitement to "move dirt” and work together.
  • Kansas City District Corps urges all to monitor Missouri River conditions

    The Kansas City District wants all stakeholders - public, levee districts, local and state authorities - to pay close attention to conditions on the Missouri River. Water levels are high now in many locations and are forecasted to get higher.
  • Corps awards fourth and final construction contract to improve the Kansas Citys Levees System

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Kansas City District, has awarded the fourth and final construction contract to improve the Kansas City Levees System to the Lane Construction Company of Cheshire, Connecticut.
  • Mississippi River Commission and Corps of Engineers tour Missouri River

    Leaders from The Mississippi River Commission along with leaders from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers toured the Missouri River Mar. 29 – Apr. 1. Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, chief of engineers and commanding general, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Brig. Gen. D. Peter Hemlinger, commander, Northwestern Division, Col. William Hannan Jr., commander, Kansas City District and Col. Mark Himes, commander, Omaha District, met with partners and stakeholders and visited sites along the river.