For Immediate Release: July 8, 2010
Contact: Chris Macaluso
Design Meeting for Orleans Shoreline Protection Project Scheduled for July 20
BATON ROUGE -- The Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration will conduct a design (95 percent) meeting for the CIAP Orleans Land Bridge Shoreline Protection Project on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 beginning at 10 a.m. in the 11th Floor conference room of the Chase Building, North Tower located at 450 Laurel Street in Baton Rouge.
This project is part of the Coastal Impact Assistance Program and will construct approximately 50,000 feet of shoreline protection along the Lake Borgne shoreline between Bayou Bienvenue and Alligator Point to combat the shoreline erosion rate in the area. The project has changed since the original 30% preliminary design meeting held on May 6, 2009 to incorporate the use of concrete rubble from the demolition of the old I-10 Twin Span bridges.
A copy of the preliminary design report documents for the CIAP Orleans Land Bridge Project have been placed on an FTP site at the following address:
Please note that the pdf documents include the preliminary design report, the survey report, the geotechnical investigation report, and the cultural resources investigation report.
These files will remain on the DNR FTP site for 14 days. If you have any difficulty downloading the information and require assistance or if you have any questions regarding the project, please email or call Harold Daigle at Harold.firstname.lastname@example.org or (225) 342-4516.
Please submit comments in writing via email no later than 14 days following the preliminary design meeting.
For additional information regarding the meeting or any of Louisiana's coastal restoration and hurricane protection efforts, please call Chris Macaluso in the Governor's Office of Coastal Activities at (225) 342-3968 or email at email@example.com.
The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority's mandate is to develop, implement and enforce a comprehensive coastal protection and restoration master plan. For the first time in Louisiana's history, this single state authority will integrate coastal restoration and hurricane protection by marshalling the expertise and resources of the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Transportation and Development, and other state agencies, to speak with one clear voice for the future of Louisiana's coast. Working with federal, state and local political subdivisions, including levee districts, the CPRA will work to establish a safe and sustainable coast that will protect our communities, the nation's critical energy infrastructure, and our bountiful natural resources for generations to come. The CPRA of Louisiana was established by Act 8 of the 1st Extraordinary Session of 2005.