Two contracts totaling over $12 million were awarded Monday to repair, replace, modify, and improve the Suzie Canal and the Orange Street nonfederal levees in Terrebonne Parish.
This is an important step forward in expediting this risk reduction project for the 2009 hurricane season.
“Because the project area is separated by Bayou Butler and each reach has different characteristics, we broke the project into two contracts,” said Senior Project Manager Darrel Broussard. “This also allows us to maximize resources to meet the aggressive schedule.”
Southern Services & Equipment Inc. of New Orleans received the $3.6 million contract for the north end, which begins across from the Bobtown Bridge and parallels Hwy. 57 south for about 3 miles until it reaches Lake Boudreaux.
L & S – CKY JV of Metairie received the $8.5 million contract for work on the south end, which runs from Lake Boudreaux for approximately 4 miles until it intersects with Orange Street.
"The constituents of Terrebonne Parish are truly excited that we are going to finally get this project accomplished,” said Michel Claudet, Terrebonne Parish president. “I look forward to working together with the Corps to make this happen."
"This project, along with all of the other projects to be constructed in our parish will provide better flood protection for the citizens of Terrebonne," said Windell Curole, regional director for the Terrebonne Levee Conservation District.
Notice to proceed is expected to be issued late next week.