Klamath Dam removal contractor holds Q&A
by Gerry Obrien, Herald and News 1/25/19
three lead contractors in the running for the proposed
removal of four Klamath River hydroelectric dams is holding
a subcontractors Q&A meeting for the public on Tuesday, Jan.
Granite Construction, with corporate offices in Watsonville,
Calif., will host the meeting from 9 to 11 a.m. at the
Washington Federal conference center, 5215 S. Sixth St.
also holding a Q&A at the Best Western Miner’s Inn, 122R
Miner St., in Yreka, Calif., the same day from 3 to 5 p.m.
“Knowing the importance of community involvement in the
project, Granite understands the need for connecting with
the region’s constituents, sharing the company’s approach to
building the work, and listening to the community’s
perspective on the project’s local impacts,” the company
said in a press release.
“Granite’s commitment to providing work to local businesses
and job seekers, as well as other constituents, is strong;
engaging local knowledge and expertise will be critical to
the successful renewal of the Klamath River environs, fish
habitat and quality of life of the area’s inhabitants.”
company has assembled a team of industry experts who will
address the many facets of the project at the upcoming
Removal of the four dams is believed to be the biggest such
project in the West, tentatively scheduled to start in 2021,
with a cost approaching $400 million.
other two contractors vying for general contractor are
Kiewit Infrastructure West and Barnard Construction Co.
based in Bozeman, Mont. A decision on the main contractors
is expected this spring.
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