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Corps awards $24.3M Harahan contract

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HARAHAN, La. (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $24.3 million contract to build the discharge structure for the Harahan pump-to-river project on the east bank of Jefferson Parish.

It's part of a project designed to reduce the risk of damage from a storm that dumps 9 inches of rain over a 24-hour period.

The contract was awarded to Louisiana-based B & K Construction. It calls for building more than 2,000 feet of three 84-inch diameter pipes between Jefferson Highway and the Mississippi River.

This is the second of five remaining projects to complete the Harahan pump-to-river project.

Construction is expected substantially complete by 2017.

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