Floodwall improvement project scheduled to begin in November near the French Market
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District recently awarded a contract for floodwall improvements along the Mississippi River near the French Market. Improvements are a part of the Mississippi and River Tributaries Project (MR&T).
On Sept. 28, The Army Corps awarded the $4.53 million floodwall improvement contract to MTC Construction, LLC. The contract, scheduled to begin in November 2017 and last approximately 18 months, will include replacing approximately 500-linear feet of T-wall.
The job site will be located in the French Market’s public parking lot between the Mississippi River and the French Market, from the floodwall gate at St. Phillip Street to the gate at Barracks Street. Throughout the project the Regional Transit Authority’s streetcar stop at the Ursulines Station will be closed; street traffic will not be affected.
Since 1928, approximately $14 billion has been spent on the MR&T project in the Greater New Orleans Area including levee construction and improvements, the Bonnet Carre Spillway and the Morganza Floodway.
Throughout construction, the Army Corps will continue to coordinate construction with its partners at the City of New Orleans.
For more information on this project:
Construction Hotline: (877) 427-0345
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Release no. 17-025