All Weather Access Road to be closed along portion of St. Charles Parish Levee in St. Rose, Louisiana

Published March 29, 2024

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, will begin construction on a portion of the levee in St. Rose, La. The All Weather Access Road (AWAR) will be closed to the public beginning April 2, 2024, and will remain closed for the duration of construction. Construction is expected to be complete in late 2025.  

The AWAR closure spans 1.7 miles beginning where Club Drive meets River Road to 10016 River Road, or B/L Station 5814+91 to 5908+91.

USACE awarded a $6.9 million contract in September of 2023 for levee enlargement, to raise a portion of a levee in St. Rose, La., as part of the overall Mississippi River Levees construction project. The St. Rose portion of the levee will be raised and average of 1.5 feet to improve flood risk reduction for St. Charles Parish, La.

Once the levee is lifted, 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.

Please call the Construction Impact Hotline number for construction-related questions: (877) 427-0345.



Melanie Oubre

Release no. 24-015