Louisiana Coastal authority to let $2B in projects in 2020
Louisiana – The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority will tender almost 30 major coastal restoration and flood protection projects this year.
Louisiana marsh creation
Total construction costs are estimated at $1.97 billion for all 28 projects that will create or nourish more land than will be lost to erosion, subsidence, and sea level rise.
The state is expected to lose 12 square miles of land this year, while the proposed dredging projects are expected to create or nourish 17 square miles.
Nineteen projects are scheduled to go out to bid in the first quarter of 2020. These include the Spanish Pass increment of the Barataria Basin Ridge and Marsh Creation program, and stabilization of the shoreline along the New Orleans Landbridge.
Five projects will be put out to bid in the second quarter, including repairing the pump station in St. Bernard Parish, constructing the Rosethorne Tidal Protection levee and floodwalls in Lafitte, and building the Houma Navigation Canal Lock Complex.
During the third quarter, construction bids will be accepted for the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain levee system and for the first phase of the Lake Borgne Marsh Creation project.
In the final quarter of 2020, project bids will be accepted for the Large-Scale Barataria Marsh Creation and the Golden Triangle Marsh Creation.