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Corps releases document covering additional temporary staging areas

Published March 15, 2011

Outfall Canal Remediation along the London Ave. Canal

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently released a supplemental environmental report that outlined the proposed action for construction access or staging along the London Avenue Canal in Orleans Parish. Fourteen empty lots on Warrington Drive and Pratt Drive have been identified for temporary use in remediation of the London Avenue Canal floodwalls.

The contractor would use these lots as access for delivery and stockpiling of cement and construction materials. Some of the lots could also be used as access points for concrete pumping trucks to reduce the pumping distances required to deliver concrete to the floodwall.

Use of these lots would expedite the construction schedule and mostly eliminate the temporary closure of bridges for delivery of construction materials and accessing barges. It is anticipated that the Filmore Avenue and Mirabeau Avenue bridges would be reduced to one lane periodically throughout construction so that crews can drive sheet pile adjacent to the bridge and floodwall.

Remediation work on the outfall canals will be complete in June 2011.

The proposed action is fully described in “Draft Individual Environmental Report Supplemental (IERS) 27.a,” which is available for a 30-day public review and comment period. The draft IER Supplemental is available online at:

http://www.nolaenvironmental.gov/nola_public_data//projects/usace_levee/docs/original/DraftIERS27aMar2011.pdf

Written or verbal comments on IERS 27.a must be submitted to the Corps by midnight on April 12, 2011. Comments received during the public review period will become part of the official record. Questions or comments concerning the Corps’ environmental process may be addressed to:

Patricia Leroux

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

P.O. Box 60267

New Orleans, LA 70160-0267

Phone: 504-862-1544

Fax: 504-862-2088

E-mail: mvnenvironmental@usace.army.mil

Comments may also be provided by visiting: www.nolaenvironmental.gov.

Release no. 11-096