Location:Jefferson Parish, LA
Type of Work:Utilities, Paving, Disaster Relief
Scope of Work:Durr was contracted to transform a blank piece of land into a temporary neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. This project was a complete turnkey project, in that Durr Heavy Construction performed this project as a design-build contractor. The project consisted of a complete infrastructure site ready to accept eighty mobile homes and had to be completed in less than two weeks. Site preparation, underground utilities, concrete paving, asphalt paving, pavement striping and the installation of 80 mobile homes were the other facets of the job.The project also consisted of landscaping, handicap ramp construction, access stairs, traffic signs, mat walkways and playgrounds.
Specific work items performed:
- 35,000 cubic yards of pumped river sand
- 1,520 linear feet of storm drainage
- 2,900 linear feet of sanitary sewer lines
- 3,810 linear feet of water lines
- 9,000 linear feet of underground electrical wire and conduit
- 10,000 square yards of geotextile fabric
- 3,350 tons of crushed stone
- 4,800 square feet of 8” reinforced concrete
- 1,700 tons of asphalt paving
Despite the unprecedented circumstances and challenges present in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Durr Heavy Construction completed this project ahead of schedule, under budget, and with the highest level of safety.