New Orleans to Venice Hurricane

Protection System

  • Plaquemines Parish, LA 


This project is part of the larger USACE – MVN New Orleans to

Venice Hurricane Risk Reduction Project that incorporates

non-federal levees to federal hurricane protection levees. This

project incorporated two (2) separate sites, the Gulf South Pipeline

site and the Siphon Pipe site. At one point, both sites were being

constructed at the same time. This project is one part of a system

of flood control structures from New Orleans, LA to Venice, LA.

The projects were designed to tie into the next project that

comprised this overall 34-mile-long levee replacement/modification

project by the US Army Corps of Engineers.


Gulf South Pipeline Site: This site included two existing pre-loads from a previous project which were required to be degraded for the inclusion of concrete T-Walls. The T-walls were designed to incorporate active gas pipelines through the T-walls. The ends of the T-walls were constructed with embankment material and grouted rip rap.

Embankment work to include: two (2) preload tie-ins; foundation

preparation and construction; backfill of ditches and cutoff

trenches; Stone Surfacing for maintaining and construction of

levee access roads and area around the new pump station; all

work required for the prevention of environmental pollution,

removal, transportation and disposal of any hazardous and/or

regulated solid water generator; control of environmental

pollution (air, water and land, and noise, fish and wildlife);

Implementing and enforcing Storm Water Pollution Prevention

Plan through the use of silt fencing, truck wash down racks and daily monitoring; Demolition and deconstruction of the existing pump stations (2) to include steel frame building with wood frame members, timber pile supports, timber piles, fuel tank platform and piles, steel sheet pile and steel fencing;  

Architect: N/A

Year of Completion: 2020