Louisiana Floodwall to be Built on Levee Top

December 17, 2013

The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract to build a floodwall on top of the existing Mississippi River levee in Plaquemines Parish, La., from Augusta to Oakville.

The project is designed to reduce the risk of riverine flooding during a hurricane.

The $34.5 million project was awarded to FEDCON Joint Venture.

Work is expected to be completed in October 2015.

The floodwall will be eight feet high.

Was this article valuable?

Here are more articles you may enjoy.