First contract awarded for CEPP EAA Reservoir

Article Posted on September 27, 2021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has awarded the first construction contract for the Central Everglades Planning Project Everglades Agricultural Area Phase reservoir, a key component of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP).

The $79.8 million Contract 10A was awarded to Phillips & Jordan, Inc. from Knoxville, Tennessee, on September 23, 2021.

The contract calls for the construction of the reservoir inflow/outflow canal, seepage canal and maintenance road along the northern boundary of the proposed EAA Reservoir in Palm Beach County, Florida.

Work on this project is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2023, depending on conditions in the field.

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