Contract awarded for SELA work

Published Aug. 22, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, recently awarded a contract for the widening of parts of Florida Avenue Canal. The project is a part of the Southeast Louisiana Drainage Project.

The $118,998,617 ($116,956,672 award with an option for an additional $2,041,945) contract, awarded to Boh Bros Construction Company, was awarded on August 21, 2014 and expected completion date is in October 2018.

The project, SELA 20, will be completed in two parts and calls for the widening of Florida Avenue Canal from Piety Street to Mazant Street and from St. Ferdinand Street to Piety Street. The existing canal will be removed and replaced with either a flume or covered canal. Work also includes associated drainage work and utility relocations required for construction. In addition, drainage improvements will be extended to the lower lying areas of Desire Street and Montegut Street.

The Corps continues to work closely with its partners at the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, the Department of Public Works for the City of New Orleans, the New Orleans Police Department, and the New Orleans Fire Department. For questions or comments, please call the SELA Construction Hotline at 504-585-2450.

Rene Poche

Release no. 14-046