Red River Floodway Expansion Project: West Dike Construction
PROTECTING THE CITY OF WINNIPEG FROM A MAJOR FLOOD EVENT
This monumental expansion project was designed to upgrade the existing floodway system after the 1997 flood. The project increased the floodway capacity to protect the City of Winnipeg from a 1-in-700-year flood.
The West Dike is 45km (28 miles) part of the floodway located south of Winnipeg; as part of the expansion work the dike was extended 11km (7 miles) and raised in some areas up to 1.5 m (5 ft). Chabot’s participation on the West Dike component of the work provided opportunities for growth, to enhance our flood protection expertise and establish industry partnerships allowing us to be at the forefront in innovative and effective flood protection and restoration work.
Type of Service: Flood Protection, Riverbank and Shoreline Restoration
Client: Manitoba Floodway Authority
Consultant: SNC Lavalin
Location: Winnipeg Capital Region, Manitoba
Completion of flood protection contracts on the West Dike component of the Red River Floodway Expansion Project. Construction on 11km of dike system to protect and enhance the south region flood protection, which included: dike construction, ditch grading, culvert installation, and the installation of rock rip rap
Scope of Work
- Construction of earth berm network
- Supply and Place Rip Rap
- Supply and installation of geotextile fabric
- Erosion and sediment control