Cianbro Construction’s Baltimore office has been awarded a $17.2-million contract to repair a 1.5-mi. section of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal near Hagerstown, Md., that is now used primarily for hiking and biking within the C&O Canal National Historic Park.

The project—funded via ARRA funds—includes tree removal, jet grouting, drilled pier installation, caisson drilling, and placement of precast deck and face panels. A large portion of the work must take place from barges anchored offshore on the Potomac River.