LAKE PONTCHATRAIN HURRICANE PROTECTION – LONDON AVE TO IHNC (LPV104.1A)

Project Description

CONTRACT NAME: LPV 104.01a, London Avenue to IHNC Authorized Level, Lake Pontchartrain and Vicinity

LOCATION: Orleans Parish, LA

APPROXIMATE CONTRACT VALUE: $17,944,000

OWNER: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Scope of Work

Cycle performed as the Prime Contractor on this USACE Project. This project had 15 month contract duration. Due to an aggressive schedule and some innovative construction methods, Cycle was able to complete the project 4 months ahead of schedule. In addition, over $1.5 million in contract additions were made to the scope of work with no increase in contract time.

This project dealt with the logistical constraints of working six different sites simultaneously and coordinating the traffic relocations along the majority of Lakeshore Drive area. Included in this work area, were coordination and re-routing of traffic for the University of New Orleans Facilities: the main campus, Lakefront Arena, and the Technology Park. Cycle had to maintain 24 hour security at each of these sites, while still conducting efficient construction activities.

The scope of this project included establishing and maintaining a traffic control plan, clearing and grubbing, silt fence installation, demolition of a water tank and pump building, concrete and asphalt pavement removal, curb and gutter removal, extensive drainage modifications, installation of 12” waterlines, tree transplantation and replacement, placement of compacted fill, geotextile placement, aggregate base course, asphalt placement, pavement striping, concrete sidewalk replacement, installation of new traffic signs, guardrail installation, H-pile installation, sheet pile installation, concrete buttresses, joint replacement along the I-wall, and a turf establishment plan.

This project had no loss time accidents and was awarded the prestigious U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Safety Now Advocate Group 2010 Superior Safety Certificate from the Hurricane Protection Office.

MISSISSIPPI RIVER LEVEE – OAKPOINT TO OAKVILLE (MRL 1.1)

Project Description

CONTRACT NAME: WBV-MRL 1.1-Engineered Alternative Measures, Oak Point To Oakville

LOCATION: Plaquemines Parish, LA

APPROXIMATE CONTRACT VALUE: $18,370,000

OWNER: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Scope of Work

The Oak Point to Oakville interim levee raise was an emergency response project to temporarily raise three miles of levee along the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, LA.  Due to the emergency nature of the project, the construction right-of-ways obtained from local land owners were not as generous as would typically be required for levee projects of this magnitude.  This presented access and logistical issues in addition to the construction of the levee on an extremely steep 2:1 slope.

Cycle reached out to Kiewit as a teaming partner on this project.  Kiewit has significant past experience with accelerated construction projects and this 60 calendar day project was no different.  Cycle’s local expertise and Kiewit’s abundant resources combined to deliver a successful project for our client.  The project was built on an aggressive 24/7 schedule that was coordinated to have as many as 3 shifts per day.  The 3 mile project included the supply and installation of 157,000 cubic yards of embankment, approximately 7,000 tons of aggregate, and 3 miles of slope pavement demolition and reconstruction.