Contract awarded for post-Ida repairs to the Grand Isle and Vicinity project

USACE New Orleans District
Published Aug. 23, 2023

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, has awarded its third and final construction contract for post-Ida repairs to the Grand Isle and Vicinity project. The work includes installation of 20,000LF of clay filled geotextile dune core, repairs to the existing sand-filled geo-tube core, and dredged placement of sand to restore the dune and beach in Grand Isle.


The contract was awarded on August 18, 2023, to Callan Marine, LTD, of Galveston, Texas. The contract at award is $48,358,100. The work is anticipated to start in early November 2023 with anticipated completion in October 2024. 


“These post-Ida repairs are critical to fully restoring the Grand Isle and Vicinity project, reducing future risk, and delivering on our commitment to the people that live and work on Grand Isle.,” said USACE Project Manager, David Bradley.

The Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction project was authorized to reduce flooding and storm damage along the barrier island of Grand Isle.  The Project was authorized in 1976 to include a seven-mile hurricane and storm damage risk reduction vegetated sand dune, along with a stone jetty to stabilize the western end of the island at Caminada Pass.

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Release no. 23-025