Corps to host public meeting about Permanent Canal Closure and Pumps (PCCP)

Published Oct. 1, 2013

Greater New Orleans Hurricane & Storm Damage Risk Reduction System

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District will host a public meeting on Tuesday, Oct.1, 2013 to discuss the Permanent Canal Closures & Pumps (PCCP) project.  The PCCP at the 17th Street, Orleans Avenue and London Avenue outfall canals will replace the existing Interim Closures Structures (ICS) and provide a permanent and more sustainable measure for reducing the risk of a 100-year level storm surge entering the outfall canals. Representatives from the Corps and project contractor will make a presentation and be available to answer questions.

The ICS at each of the outfall canals will continue to provide 100-year level of risk reduction until the PCCP are constructed and operational.  Since their construction in 2006, the ICS have performed as designed in five named tropical weather events, most recently during Hurricane Isaac.

When:   Tuesday, Oct. 01, 2013 | Informational Open House at 6:00 p.m. | Presentation at 6:30 p.m.­­

Where:  Edward Hynes Charter School (Gymnasium) | 990 Harrison Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70124

Throughout construction, public safety is the Corps’ number one priority. Residents and commuters are urged to use caution near construction sites and to pay attention to construction signage.  If there are questions about the PCCP, please visit our web site:, call the Corps’ toll free Construction Hotline: 877-427-0345, or “like” us on Facebook: for regular updates.


Ken Holder
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Release no. 13-061