Conti Civil’s expertise in this sector has evolved over time from post-hurricane projects to pump stations, levees, weir reconstruction and floodwall construction projects. We have a proven record of delivering complex flood mitigation projects which result in benefits for the communities where we live and work.
Best Project Award 2017, Water/Environment, Mississippi River Levee 4.2
This drainage project will offer a solution to alleviate frequent flooding that causes property damage and heavy traffic along this critical corridor. It will improve drainage in an area that covers approximately 20% of the City of Charleston.
The Project involves the construction of flood mitigation measures at JCMC’s Wilzig Hospital in accordance with the flood mitigation strategy as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) Hazard Mitigation.
This project would return a greater portion of natural flow to the main stem of the Neuse River, providing uplift in ecological function to include increased food supply, increased velocity and improvement in successful fish migration upstream.
Conti was the self-perform contractor for this milestone project which included building an enormous floodwall along the Caernarvon Canal with ties into the Mississippi River levee, the largest highway roller gate in the LPV system, a massive in-water sector gate across the canal and a railroad swing gate.
Conti constructed approximately 6,589 linear feet of new concrete floodwall stretching from Oak Road to the Belle Chase Ferry Landing. The floodwall has a final elevation of 24.5 feet.
Conti constructed SELA-07b consisting of three 84-inch cement lined steel pipes connecting the discharge pipes from a pump station to a levee crossing and outlet structure for discharge into the Mississippi River.
Conti constructed two 53-foot wide swing gates across Louisiana’s busy Highway 23, a 25-foot-wide swing gate across existing active railroad tracks and T-wall floodwalls that tie in to other HSDRRS projects.