Hoeven: Army Corps Awards Contract for Pipestem Dam Safety Project Construction

Senator Worked to Fully Fund the Project in Corps’ FY22 Work Plan

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $131.5 million contract to Barnard Construction Company for the construction of the Pipestem Dam safety modification project, utilizing funding that Hoeven worked to secure for the project in the Corp’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 work plan. Through his role on the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, Hoeven worked with the Corps to ensure the project continued to be funded in the annual work plan and to keep it on schedule. The senator also advanced this priority with Army Corps Chief Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon during his confirmation process in 2020. The contract comes in addition to the $40 million award that Hoeven secured for the project last year.  

“Finalizing this contract is another important step forward for this vital project at Pipestem Dam,” said Hoeven. “We worked to fully fund the remainder of the safety modification project to keep this effort on schedule, helping to prevent further erosion, maintaining the integrity of the dam and protecting the Jamestown region against the threat of flooding.”