The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, recently awarded a contract for floodwall improvements along the Mississippi River near the French Market.
According to the Corps, improvements are a part of the Mississippi and River Tributaries Project (MR&T).
USACE awarded the $4.53 million floodwall improvement contract to MTC Construction, LLC.
The contract, scheduled to begin in November 2017 and last approximately 18 months, will include replacing approximately 500-linear feet of T-wall.
Since 1928, approximately $14 billion has been spent on the MR&T project in the Greater New Orleans Area including levee construction and improvements, the Bonnet Carre Spillway and the Morganza Floodway.
Throughout construction, the Corps will continue to coordinate construction with its partners at the City of New Orleans.