NEW ORLEANS –On September 28, 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District awarded a $3,799,212 construction contract to Cycle Construction for raising the Carrollton reach of the Mississippi River levee in Orleans Parish. This work will raise 10,000 feet of river levee approximately one to two feet along the east bank of the river between the Orleans/Jefferson Parish line and Audubon Park Riverview. Construction is estimated to take 10 to 12 months to complete and will bring this levee section up to its Congressionally-authorized dimensions.
In November 2012, the contractor will begin work near the parish line and progress to the Corps’ New Orleans District headquarters. During construction of this levee section, access to the multi-purpose road between the New Orleans District and Jefferson Parish line will be restricted.
In an effort to minimize impacts to recreational activities at the Audubon Park Riverview, locally known as “the Fly,” construction in that area will take place between May 15 and August 1, 2013. During this time, access to the multi-purpose road along the levee downriver from the New Orleans District will be unavailable.
Release no. 12-058