NEW ORLEANS –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, recently opened the all-weather access road through the Elmwood and Suburban pump stations. The opening allows for 5-miles of continuous path between Duncan Pump Station and Causeway Blvd (shown in orange on the map below).
The access road was constructed for routine operations and maintenance of the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS).
East Jefferson Levee District is allowing the all-weather access road to be utilized for recreational purposes when not required for ongoing levee maintenance and inspections; however, the public should be aware of and make way for authorized vehicles using the road.
The all weather access road at Duncan and Bonnabel pump stations will remain closed until construction is completed this fall.
As construction of the Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System continues, residents and commuters are urged to use caution near active construction sites. If at any time there are questions about construction of the system, call the Corps’ toll free Construction Hotline at 877-427-0345. For more information on the HSDRRS is available at: www.usace.army.mil.
Release no. 13-009