Louisiana Floodwall to be Built on Levee Top

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.