B&K Construction wins $25.5M WSLP project
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, recently awarded a contract for constructing the second levee reach on the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain (WSLP) Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction project.
This contract will construct approximately 1.7 miles of the 17.5-mile-long levee system that will provide 100-year level risk reduction to the area extending from the Bonnet Carre’ spillway to Garyville.
“Delivering the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction project is a top priority for the Corps of Engineers and its partners the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and Pontchartrain Levee District,” said USACE Senior Project Manager Bradley Drouant. “This contract for construction of the system’s second large-scale levee reach is another important step towards achieving the federal, state and local commitment to residents of St. Charles, St. John and St. James Parishes.”
The $25.5 million contract was awarded on March 15, 2022, to B&K Construction of Mandeville, Louisiana for the construction of levee reach 107.