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Breakwater Roadwork Project Ground Breaking

NEW ORLEANS — Mayor LaToya Cantrell joined neighborhood leaders Tuesday morning to help break ground on the $5 million Breakwater Drive Improvements Project near the Lakefront. She was joined by Ramsey Green, Deputy CAO for Infrastructure; District D City Councilmember Jared Brossett, Chair of the Budget Committee; Kerry Cuccia, West End Boathouse Owner’s Association; and Warner Tureaud and Taylor Casey, Municipal Yacht Harbor Management Corporation.

This project represents another infrastructure milestone in our city. Currently, the City has 34 public works projects under construction citywide valued at more than $230 million, and another $130 million worth of public works projects expected to move through procurement in the next several months.

This FEMA-funded project, which extends from North Roadway to the dead end, will cover patch, mill, overlay and incidental road repair project work and is designed to remove damaged portions of the asphalt roadway and replace it with new, smooth pavement.

The scope of work includes:

  • Repaving the asphalt roadway;
  • Patching the roadway with asphalt or concrete;
  • Repairing damaged sidewalks and driveway aprons;
  • Installing Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps at intersection;
  • Adding riprap (rocks) and rehabilitating the breakwater retaining wall;
  • Adding sidewalk along the retaining wall on both the north and west berms;
  • Rehabilitating the parking areas along Breakwater Drive; and
  • Rehabilitating the boat launch area and parking lot.

Work began in July 2019 and will be wrapped up in summer 2020. Michael Chorazak of the Department of Public Works serves as the project manager. The construction contractor is TKTMJ; the designer and construction manager is All South Consulting Engineers

There is also an adjacent project, the Municipal Yacht Harbor Replacement, that’s also under construction. The improvements to the Breakwater will provide added storm protection to the City’s new floating docks marina (a $25 million investment that will be completed at the end of 2019), as well as improved integration with recreational facilities under the West End master plan.

All South Wins 1st Place in Gumbo Cook Off!

All South had a great time participating in the Gumbo Cook Off at St. Bernard’s first annual Guy McInnis Family Fest!

Such an exciting day! Check out our awesome First Place trophy!

All South Awarded New Orleans Public Belt Project

All South Consulting Engineers was recently selected by the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corporation to provide FEMA Project Management and Owner Representative Services. The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) is a Class III switching railroad with the primary mission of serving the Port of New Orleans and local industries. All South is thrilled to begin work with NOPB!

Critical Shipyard Project Delivered in Record Time

All South Consulting Engineers completed the design of critical shipyard improvements for the Terrebonne Port Commission in December of 2018. The Port Commission needed to construct substantial improvements to a lease to Thoma-sea Shipyards at the Thoma-sea new construction yard. Thoma-sea has been awarded a major construction contract for a new vessel, with tight deadlines for the start of construction, and final delivery.

All South was asked to come up with a design to significantly strengthen the soils at the site, and to construct a steel bulkhead at the edge of the port slip. The soils needed more strength to support the 300’ vessel during construction, and the bulkhead is necessary to support the vessel launch.

All South completed the design of this $15M project in less than 3 months, a schedule driven by our client’s needs. This project is under construction in 2019, and will be completed this year.

All South Employees Celebrate Halloween!

All South Celebrates Gonzales Civic Center Re-Opening

All South is excited to take part in the re-opening of the Gonzales Civic Center. Following the devastating effects of the August 2016 floods, All South became instrumental in preparing the civic center for its re-opening. Our project managers successfully coordinated the design through construction, while our grant managers worked diligently to secure FEMA/grant funding for this project. Much to the City’s delight, the civic center re-opened just in time for the annual Jambalaya Fest!

All South was also able to secure Hazard Mitigation funding for the City, and, in conjunction with City officials and the design team, implemented removable flood gates surrounding the Center for added protection.

Job well done to all those involved, and congratulations to the City of Gonzales on the re-opening!

Read more at: https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/communities/ascension/article_127b221c-c593-11e8-b20f-f3adbe9de0eb.html

Plans Underway for CPRA’s Brady Canal Hydrologic Restoration Maintenance Project (TE-0028)

All South has been awarded a Notice to Proceed on the Brady Canal Hydrologic Restoration Maintenance Project. The project involves engineering plans to restore the earthen embankment and repair several natural breaches within Jug Lake, Bayou Decade, and Carencro Bayou in Terrebonne Parish, LA.

Jug Lake is a vital part of CPRA’s previous TE-0028 project. Restoring segments of this project from natural erosive effects will help ensure TE-0028 remains a success!

All South Awarded Lake Lery Rim Restoration Project

All South is acting as lead coastal engineer and surveying consultant for the Lake Lery Marsh Creation and Rim Restoration project in St. Bernard Parish. The project will create 177 acres of vital marsh within Lake Lery, nourish an additional 209 acres, and develop a rock embankment along the northwestern sector of Lake Lery to improve shoreline protection.

The scope includes all coastal engineering, coastal wave modeling, and surveying services conforming to the latest CPRA Marsh Creation Design Guidelines.

All South is excited about the opportunity to continue helping St. Bernard and the State in their coastal restoration strategies and designs!