Floodwall to be built on levee top

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Associated Press

Posted on December 16, 2013 at 1:02 AM

AUGUSTA, La. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract to build a floodwall on top the existing Mississippi River levee in Plaquemines Parish 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.

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