Dec 11, 2010 9:34 PM by Chris Welty
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers has hired two
small companies to strengthen flood-walls along drainage canals that
broke during Hurricane Katrina.
The corps wants to make the flood-walls stronger by driving new
sheet pile and adding embankment at the crown of the levees along
the canals. The work will be done on the 17th Street and London
Avenue canals and the corps says the work will make the flood-walls
more stable and cut down on the risk of seepage under the walls.
On Friday, the corps announced that it had hired Integrated Pro
Services LLC. and Bailey-CKV JV, small businesses run by disabled
veterans, to do the work.
Work on London Avenue will cost $17.9 million and the work on
17th Street will cost $10.2 million.