Corps awards east bank Jefferson Parish interior drainage contract Harahan Pump to River

Published June 26, 2013

NEW ORLEANS -The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently awarded a contract to construct the south discharge tubes for the Harahan Pump to River project on the east bank of Jefferson Parish. The project is part of the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Damage Risk Reduction Project (SELA). When complete, the project will reduce the risk of damages from a 10-year rainfall event, which is generally a storm that has a 10 percent chance of happening in a given year and equates to approximately 9 inches of rain over a 24-hour period for our area.


On June 25, the Corps awarded a $23.8 million contract to Conti Enterprises, Inc. The approximately 38-month contract calls for constructing roughly 5,000 feet of three underground 84-inch diameter pipes between the south extent of Dickory Avenue and Jefferson Highway (map attached). A notice to proceed should be issued early next month and construction would be completed in late 2016. 


This is the fourth of five projects to complete the entire Harahan Pump to River project. The construction of the remaining project element will be under way by the end of this year.  All construction on the Harahan Pump to the River project will be substantially complete by 2017.


A large portion of the work to improve major drainage canals and pump stations on both the east and west banks of Jefferson Parish is already complete. A total of fifty six SELA contracts have been awarded to date, with work completed on forty five of those projects. All scheduled SELA work in Jefferson Parish should be substantially finished in late 2017 / early 2018.

Rene Poche
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Release no. 13-035