Conti Federal was awarded this design-build project to rehabilitate and improve the Rio Grande Levee at the Edinburg Pump Station in Hidalgo County, Texas.

The Rio Grande Canalization project covers 106 river miles from Percha Dam, New Mexico to American Dam in El Paso, Texas and includes 130 miles of flood control levees in New Mexico and Texas.

Due to the projects location, which is directly adjacent to the international border with Mexico and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) border wall, this venture will incorporate DHS tactical infrastructure requirements and coordination with the DHS to design and construct a bollard wall as part of the floodwalls.

Set to be completed this year and issued by the United States International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) the scope of this contract includes Conti Federal’s analysis and investigation of the existing levee for seepage remediation, conducting geotechnical investigations and testing.

The major construction efforts include, but are not limited to, preparing right-of-way, removing/stockpiling existing excavated material, levee widening, erosion control, installing two new sections of floodwall with bollard walls, construction of floodwall foundations, completing construction of an existing gate well structure, backfilling, and grading of levee embankment material, installing aggregate roadway surface, removal and replacement of chain link fencing, and revegetation.

In addition, Conti Federal will assess all structures for rehabilitation of its approximately 800 linear feet of levee improvements, including earthen embankment, concrete floodwalls, and associated ramps.