Southport Levee Improvement Project Update
Work continues on six mile long levee set back.
Construction continues for the Southport Levee Improvement project with current activities including:
- levee degrade
- setback levee embankment construction
- offset area excavation
- seepage berm installation
- slurry wall installation
- clay material blending and placement
- borrow site restoration
Remediation work has started along the Time Oil site within the project area. The remediation work will continue for the next few weeks and is scheduled for completion by the end of June 2018.
The Southport Levee Improvement Project will implement flood risk-reduction measures along one of the most vulnerable levee segments on the river. The Project extends along the west bank of the river, from just south of the Barge Canal, downstream 5.6 miles to the South Cross Levee. It will bring this section of levee up to current standards with Federal and State levee criteria, as well as provide opportunities for ecosystem restoration and public recreation. The City is planning to construct a Class A bike trail on top of the levee and other park lands are being developed nearby.