Contracts awarded for levee work for the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain project
Published 2:49 pm Saturday, August 26, 2023
LAPLACE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, awarded on August 25 a contract for constructing the fourth and fifth levee reach on the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain (WSLP) Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction project. The 17.5-mile-long levee system will provide 100-year level risk reduction to the area primarily in St. John the Baptist, St. James and St. Charles Parish.
The 108 contract will be awarded on August 25, 2023, to EvCo Development, LLC, of Lafayette, Louisiana for the construction of a levee reach, which is approximately 1.5 miles long. The contract at award is $22,396,107.50. Work will be performed in St. John the Baptist Parish. The levee elevation will be 8.6 feet.
The 104 contract was awarded on August 25, 2023, to Dynamic Group, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for the construction of a levee reach, which is approximately 2.5 miles long. The contract at award is $38,930,870.40. Work will be performed in St. John the Baptist Parish. The levee elevation will be 11.5 feet.
“USACE along with its partners at the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and Pontchartrain Levee District remain steadfast in delivering the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction project,” said Col. Cullen Jones, New Orleans District Commander.
The West Shore Lake Pontchartrain project will achieve 100-year storm surge risk reduction by a variety of structural and non-structural features to include: levees, floodwalls and pumps. While these features will reduce risk from storm surge associated with tropical events, they do not specifically reduce risk of flooding from significant rainfall. The project design team continues to work with the Non-Federal sponsor to acquire Rights of Entry (ROE) and coordinate with utilities and pipelines within the project footprint. Contracts completed include test sections, clay stockpiles, sand stockpiles, sand placement, and access road construction. For more information on the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain project:
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