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Jeff company wins drainage contract

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded an $18.6 million contract for drainage construction in the Industry Canal area on Jefferson Parish's west bank.

The contract, an element of the Louisiana Urban Flood Damage Reduction Project, seeks to reduce flooding that might result from about 9 inches of rain falling over a 24-hour period.

The contract was awarded to Fleming Construction Co. of Jefferson Parish.

The 36-month project includes removing underground drainage pipes and replacing them with a reinforced concrete open channel.

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