OPPD Foundation Repair

During the substantial flooding of the Missouri River in the summer of 2011, a support structure for one of Omaha Public Power District's large transmission lines became engulfed by the expanding river and experienced extensive scour and wash-out around its foundation. To solve this problem, Hawkins was retained to backfill the scour holes around the foundation with approximately 3,000 tons of sand and construct a sheet pile cofferdam around the entire foundation. The cofferdam was reinforced with large rip-rap around the outside and a gabion blanket on top to further protect the structure from any future flooding.

Project Details

Omaha Public Power District (OPPD)
Homer, NE
Diversified Infrastructure Construction & Repair

"Hawkins Construction Company has been a vital partner in building some of Nebraska's most iconic transportation projects — like the West Dodge elevated expressway and the Interstate 80 six-lane between Omaha and Lincoln. Hawkins’ teams consistently help solve problems on-site, create accurate documents, and minimize unnecessary changes — all at extremely competitive prices.”

Randall D. Peters, P.E.
NDOR Director - State Engineer, 2012 -2015
Associate Professor of Practice - UNL Department of Civil Engineering