Work will resume next week on the Birds Point levee after a protest to the bid was deemed "without merit." A-M Engineering and Environmental Services of Tulsa, Oklahoma, protested the award of 20-million in contracts to three other companies that were ready to begin work to restore the upper crevasse near Cairo to a height of 55 feet. But the bid protest was determined to be "without merit" by the Army Corps this week. A letter was sent Monday asking the contract to resume working at the upper crevasse. The Corps is also now requesting proposals to rebuild the center crevasse to 55-feet. Those were due in their Memphis office Friday. The upper crevasse work is costing 2-point-4-million-dollars to be done by September. The goal is to rebuild the entire levee to 62-point-5-feet by the end of the year.
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