VICKSBURG, MISS… The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is set to begin levee improvements on Highway 465 starting near Chotard Landing. All traffic will be closed on the three mile section of road starting September 29, 2017 until December 31, 2017.
Concurrently, the Corps will begin paving a three mile section of Mississippi Highway 465, three miles north of Chotard Landing. The paving project will take place within the existing right of way and traffic will be guided by flag men onto one lane. This paving work will begin on October 4, 2017 with completion on December 31, 2017.
The levee improvement work is being performed by Carter's Contracting Services, Inc. and the paving work is being performed by Riley Bridge Company. These two project items are part of the Mississippi River Levee Enlargement Project along Mississippi Highway 465.
The paving asphalt is coming directly from Vicksburg and will be laid in three lifts. When the paving is complete a crushed stone layer will be laid on the shoulder for stabilization and to prevent runoff. Lane striping will be the final step in the completion of this project.
The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana that holds seven major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline levees. Flood damage risk reduction is the primary mission of Vicksburg District’s four Mississippi lakes, backwater levees and structures. Since its inception, the Mississippi River and Tributaries flood risk reduction projects have cumulatively prevented approximately $ 612 billion of flood damage. For more information visit our website. http://www.mvk.usace.army.mil
Release no. 17-026