Hurricane & Storm Damage Risk Reduction System
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, will open the! newly constructed bridge crossing at Highway 90 this week. The eastbound bridge will open to traffic on Apr. 18 followed by the westbound bridge on Apr. 19.
The Western Tie-In (WTI), part of the West Bank & Vicinity Project, reduces the risk associated with a storm surge event that has a one percent chance of occurring in any given year. The total construction value of the WTI project is an estimated $140 million. All remaining work along the WTI will be complete in 2013.
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.mvn.usace.army.mil/
Release no. 13-018