Corps to discuss upcoming Orleans metro construction impacts

Published Sept. 10, 2009
NEW ORLEANS – The Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a public meeting to discuss what residents can expect during levee and concrete floodwall construction between 17th Street Canal and the Industrial Canal. When complete, these projects will reduce the hurricane and storm flood risk for communities in Orleans Parish including Lakeview, Lakeshore, Lake Terrace, Lake Oaks and Lake Vista.
Work includes building floodgates and ramps along Lakeshore Drive, replacing I-walls with more robust T-walls throughout the Lakefront area and increasing the height of the existing Bayou St. John sector gate.
“Construction of levees and floodwalls around the Orleans metro lakefront will generate some inconveniences; however, we are working carefully to minimize unavoidable impacts in order to reduce risk for the citizens of New Orleans,” said Victor Landry, project manager in the levees and floodwalls branch.
When: Monday, September 14, 2009
Open House from 6 to 6:30 p.m.
Presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.
Where: St. Dominic’s School
6326 Memphis St.
New Orleans, LA 70124
Questions or comments may be addressed to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
c/o Public Affairs
P.O. Box 60267
New Orleans, LA 70160-0267
Phone: 504-862-2201
Fax: 504-862-1724

Release no. 09-061