The USACE, New Orleans District
has hired a team to help implement a $33 million Community Impact Mitigation Plan for Industrial Canal lock-replacement in New Orleans. The team members include:
· Gregory C. Rigamer & Assoc., Inc. (GCR), Metairie, the prime contractor
· Metro-Source L.L.C., New Orleans
· College of Urban and Public Affairs, University of New Orleans
· Habitat for Humanity, New Orleans
The amount of the contract with GCR is for $612,915. Optional phases, if exercised, could bring the contract total to $2.1 million. The contractor will not be paid out of the $33 million mitigation funds.
The GCR team will take the lead in establishing a community-based Mitigation Committee and develop a needs assessment. This process will identigy specific projects for mitigation. The mitigation plan is part of the $568 million replacement of the obsolete navigation lock on the Industrial Canal in New Orleans. Construction is scheduled to begin this autumn.