Corps awards contract for drainage work

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $27.8 million contract for drainage improvements in the city's Carrollton area.

Louisiana-based B&K Construction Co. will do the work under a 46-month contract that calls for construction of about 3,400 feet of covered canal structure as well as related work.

The project is expected to be completed in 2016 and is designed to reduce the area's vulnerability to flooding from torrential rainfall.

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