Sediment remediation is like a construction project on the water. It can involve large equipment, bright lights, and noise. Many projects even continue into the night and on weekends to speed up the process. Remediation will be inconvenient in the short-term, but a bit of patience results in a big payoff in the long-term.
Navigation of the Old Channel will not be impeded. However, some areas on the water may have obstructions for days or weeks at a time. Once those targeted sediment areas are cleaned up, access to those areas will be restored. Beware of increased tug and barge traffic.
Noise and Lights
The project will involve work on nights and weekends. There will be increased noise and bright lights. There will be increased traffic in the area for construction workers, delivery of material, and for disposal of debris.
Contact U.S. EPA project manager, Rose Ellison, (734-692-7689) to coordinate community events on the river and industrial shipping activity with cleanup efforts to minimize traffic and accessibility issues.