Contract awarded for flood gate construction in Plaquemines Parish

Published Aug. 7, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, recently awarded a contract for construction of a new flood gate and the demolition of an existing one, in Empire, Louisiana. The project is a part of the New Orleans to Venice (NOV), Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS). It provides risk reduction from riverine flood events and from a hurricane event that has a 2% chance of occurring each year.

 The $65,794,195 contract awarded to Kiewit-Pittman JV, was awarded on August 6, 2014 and expected completion date is July 2017.

 The project - NOV 13 - calls for the dredging of a new bypass channel; construction of a new flood gate and supporting structures; and the demolition of existing systems for the Bank Back Levee, Empire Floodgate, in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.

 The Corps continues to work closely with its partners at Plaquemines Parish Government on the construction of risk reduction projects. If at any time there are questions about construction, please call the Corps’ toll free Construction Hotline at 877-427-0345.

Rene Poche

Release no. 14-042