The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, recently awarded a contract for channel improvements in Algiers, Louisiana.
According to USACE, the construction contract is a part of the Southeast Louisiana Drainage Project (SELA), Orleans Parish – Algiers Subbasin Plan.
The $14.2M construction contract was awarded to B&K Construction Co. Inc. and represents the first of seven contracts to be awarded in the SELA Algiers Subbasin Plan.
Additional contracts will be designed and awarded as funds are appropriated.
The current total project cost to construct the Algiers Subbasin Plan is $506 million, said USACE.
The contract calls for channel improvements along General De Gaulle Avenue and has an estimated completion date of 2025. The 25 foot earthen channel will be replaced with 40 feet wide pile founded concrete lined u-flume channel, and deepened by five feet.