For Immediate Release: Contact:
December 7, 2011 USACE: Rachel Rodi
CPRA: Chuck Perrodin
Corps and State host ceremony to sign Design Agreement setting the stage for $1.4 billion in construction of LCA coastal restoration projects
NEW ORLEANS, LA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the State of Louisiana's Coastal Protection and
Restoration Authority are hosting a ceremony, Friday, December 9th, to recognize the signing of the Louisiana Coastal Area 6 Design Agreement, which will initiate over $20 million in work on the Preconstruction Engineering and Design efforts for several important coastal restoration projects. The signing of this document will represent the first move from planning efforts to design efforts for six of the 15 near-term LCA projects setting the stage for approximately $1.4 billion in construction of coastal restoration features should Congress and the Administration allocate funding.
Terrence C. "Rock" Salt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), and Mr. Garret Graves,
Chairman, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana, will be on hand to sign the Design Agreement to move forward on the Preconstruction Engineering and Design for the following projects: Terrebonne Basin Barrier Shoreline Restoration, Amite River Diversion Canal Modification, Small Diversion at Convent/Blind River, Convey Atchafalaya River Water to Northern Terrebonne Marshes, Multipurpose Operation of Houma Navigation Canal Lock and Medium Diversion at White Ditch.
Ceremony details are as follows:
When: Friday, December 9, 2011
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Where: Executive Room, 12th Floor
The Westin New Orleans Canal Place
100 Rue Iberville
New Orleans, LA 70130
After a stream-lined, 25-month long team effort by the Corps and the State of Louisiana's Coastal Protection and
Restoration Authority, approval of the Chief of Engineers report for the LCA 6 was received in December 2010. The signing of this report, coupled with the signing of the Design Agreement, represents an important step towards implementing coastal restoration projects.
More information regarding the LCA 6 projects, as well as the LCA program, is available at www.lca.gov.