USACE awards contract for Mississippi River Levee seepage remediation project in Iberville Parish, La.

Published Feb. 21, 2024

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, awarded a $4.4 million contract Feb. 16, 2024, to address seepage remediation for a portion of the levee in Iberville Parish, La., as part of the overall Mississippi River Levees (MRL) construction project.

This contract consists of installing sheet pile cutoff wall to address seepage remediation on the east bank of the MRL in Iberville Parish, Louisiana.

The contract was awarded under the Bipartisan Budget Act 2018 (PL 115-123) Emergency Supplemental Funds (BBA18-LTS), and the estimated completion is Spring of 2025.

Construction for the MRL Plaquemines Point Seepage project is expected to include installation of sheet piles, clearing and grubbing, silt fencing, erosion control, fertilizing, seeding, and mulching.

During construction, the all-weather access road will remain closed. Once seepage remediation is addressed, the all‐weather access road on the crown surface is slated to be replaced.

This MRL construction project is a part of the larger Mississippi River and Tributaries project. The system is intended to provide flood risk reduction to the vast expanse of the developed alluvial valley from periodic overflows of the Mississippi River. The mainstem levee system begins at the head of the alluvial valley at Cape Girardeau, Mo., and continues to Venice, La., approximately 10 miles above Head of Passes near the Gulf of Mexico.



Rene Poche

Release no. 24-012