NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a public meeting to discuss upcoming construction along the entire Jefferson Parish Lakefront. Corps representatives will address the different types of construction projects in the area and their anticipated schedules, as well as project specific information, such as planned access routes and staging areas. Residents are encouraged to attend to learn about what they can expect to see in their neighborhood as the Corps continues to build the Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System.
Construction along the Jefferson Lakefront includes levee enlargements, floodgate replacement, new breakwaters, and new concrete T-walls in front of the Duncan, Elmwood, Suburban and Bonnabel Pump Stations. A great deal of progress has been, and will be made in the coming year, in constructing the system that will reduce the risk from an event that has a 1 percent chance of occurring each year.
Meeting details are:
When: September 17, 2009
Open House from 6 to 6:30 p.m.
Presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Congregation Gates of Prayer
4000 West Esplanade Ave
Metairie, LA 70002
Questions or comments concerning benefits and impacts should be addressed to:
Public Affairs Office
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
P.O. Box 60267
New Orleans, LA 70160-0267
For more information or to sign up to be on a meeting notification list please visit the following Web site: www.nolaenvironmental.gov
Release no. 09-056