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Contracts awarded for remediation of floodwalls along two outfall canals

Published Dec. 10, 2010

London Avenue and 17th Street Canals

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hurricane Protection Office awarded two contracts this week for remediating floodwalls along the 17th Street and London Avenue outfall canals. The work will address potential seepage and stability issues.

On Dec. 7, the Corps awarded a $17.9 million contract to New Orleans-based Integrated Pro Services, LLC, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, for remediation of the London Avenue Canal floodwalls. The approximately five-month contract calls for driving sheetpile to prevent seepage, as well as adding embankment at the crown of the levee to reduce floodwall stick-up. Construction is expected to begin in January.

On Dec. 9, the Corps awarded a $10.2 million contract to New Orleans-based Bailey-CKY JV, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, for remediation of the 17th Street Canal floodwalls. The approximately five-month contract calls for using deep soil mixing to strengthen the canal levees and adding embankment at the crown of the levee to reduce floodwall stick-up. Construction is also expected to begin in January.

One of the two contracts for remediating floodwalls along the Orleans Avenue outfall canal will be awarded later this month and the remaining contract early next year. Floodwall remediation along the 17th Street, Orleans Avenue and London Avenue outfall canals will be conducted within the existing right of way.

Release no. 10-004