Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion Project


New Orleans, LA


Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority


$12.4 million

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has awarded Traylor, as part a joint venture, the Construction Management at Risk (CMAR) Contractor Services for the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion Project located on the east bank of the Mississippi River near Wills Point in Plaquemines Parish. The work entails construction of a river intake control structure through the Mississippi River and Tributaries levee. This project is intended to reduce land loss in the Breton Sound Basin. By diverting sediment from the Mississippi River, which is heavily sediment laden, along with fresh water into Brenton Sound, this will mimic nature’s land-building processes as it existed prior to the construction of levees.

As part of the Mississippi River Mid-Basin Sediment Diversion Program, the project is intended to build new land and provide an ongoing source of sand and mud necessary to sustain and increase the health of existing wetlands over time. The project will also serve to rebuild marsh vegetation and provide improved habitat for wildlife.

The joint venture will provide input into how the various project elements could be built, and assess cost, schedule, constructability, and risk impacts of project alternatives to enable the project team to select optimal solutions to positively affect the outcome of the project.