Jefferson Lakefront Pumping Stations 1 through 4 – New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District

2010 – 2013



This project, which is part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ $14 billion mission to construct the Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System, involved construction of a continuous line of hurricane flood protection across the discharge basins at Pumping Stations No. 1 thru 4 along the shore of Lake Pontchartrain on the north side of New Orleans.

In partnership with Odebrecht, USA, C.J. Mahan Construction Company was responsible for all field operations and construction engineering for the project, which included construction of temporary retaining structures with work platforms, dewatering systems, steel and concrete pile foundations, reinforced concrete T‐walls, L‐walls, swing gate and gatebay type monoliths, gate assemblies, modifications to existing pumping station utilities, and miscellaneous mechanical and electrical work.

Constructed on an accelerated schedule, the first phase of the project was successfully completed to attain 100‐year storm protection by the start of hurricane season in June of 2011.  Project awarded OSHA’s VPP Star status, the safety program’s highest honor that is designated to signify exemplary worksites that meet all of VPP’s requirements.

Project completed in October 2013.