Heavy Civil

  • Base and aggregate installation
  • Concrete cable trenches
  • Concrete duct banks
  • Cold Milling
  • Asphalt Paving
  • Concrete Paving
  • Lime Treatment
  • Soil Cement

For more information about these services, or for a quote, please contact Barriere’s main office at 504.581.PAVE (7283) or email Barriere_Info@barriere.com.


  • Earthwork & Base Installations
  • Drainage and box culverts
  • Utility Work
  • Roadway base and sub-base
  • Area paving
  • Laydown yards
  • Port and marshalling yards
  • Private retail developments
  • Subdivisions
  • Other large aggregate installations

For more information about these services, or for a quote, please contact Barriere’s main office at 504.581.PAVE (7283) or email Barriere_Info@barriere.com.


  • Electrical grounding
  • Laydown yard construction
  • Pile driving
  • Pile-supported foundations
  • Ring wall foundations
  • Spread footings
  • Structural steel erection
  • Tank foundations
  • Underground utility installation

For more information about these services, or for a quote, please contact Barriere’s main office at 504.581.PAVE (7283) or email Barriere_Info@barriere.com.


Barriere’s Heavy Civil Construction Group is a complete construction management solution for civil construction projects, providing comprehensive resource management, procurement, scheduling, and general contracting services. Combining our experienced crews with leading-edge equipment, innovative processes and precise planning we ensure superior results while maintaining a safe work environment.

As an Industry Leader, we manage the entire value stream for our customers. With the resources, skill, safety record, and experience to handle even the most complicated civil construction projects – whether municipal, private, or industrial capital improvements.

With an enduring presence throughout southeast Louisiana and the Gulf South region, and a reputation for delivering complex projects on time and within budget, Barriere’s Heavy Civil Group consistently meets or exceeds performance standards in hazardous industrial environments while remaining responsive to changing conditions and our customers’ needs.

For information about Barriere’s heavy civil construction services, or for a quote, please contact Barriere’s main office at 504.581.PAVE (7283).


Barriere was contracted by the City of New Orleans for the St. Bernard Avenue reconstruction project, a total reconstruction of underground utilities and roadway on St. Bernard Ave. This section of roadway had historically been referred to as one of the worst avenues in the city – it is considered the birthplace of the Fix-My-Streets movement.

The general scope of work for this project included removing and replacing sidewalks, replacing the water and sewer lines, replacing the drainage lines and repaving the roadway in concrete between Filmore Ave. and Robert E. Lee Blvd., and Spanish Fort Shell Rd. between Soldiers and Madrid streets.

At the start of the project, the existing overlaid concrete road was in a horrible state of deterioration, and sections of roadway were barely passable by car because of large potholes. Due to existing conditions Barriere and the owner decided it was best to repair potholes and install a thin overlay on the existing roadway so that two-way traffic could safely be maintained. The sidewalk was in such poor shape that it served no purpose to pedestrians. Furthermore, the existing water distribution system had multiple leaks, and the storm drainage system was also dilapidated with missing structure covers, and blocked or collapsed pipes.

Barriere partnered with 11 different DBE subcontractors and suppliers in compliance with the required 35% DBE component. Subcontractor scope included trucking, sidewalks, driveways, concrete supply, sand supply, brick work, temporary signs and barricades, and permanent striping. The City of New Orleans, in tandem with Barriere, remained in constant communication with neighborhood associations to update the public on the project’s progress. Monthly internal project planning and schedule updates and biweekly progress meetings ensured that all parties were engaged and committed to meeting milestone dates.

It was Barriere’s detailed planning and allotment of resources that allowed Barriere to prevent any major lulls in the work. Innovation played a huge role in our success as we utilized state of the art GPS technology on bulldozers, graders, and, for the first time, excavators. Barriere overcame inclement weather early in the project, which delayed the installation of the river bound roadway paving, to successfully complete the project in December 2016.

Client: City of New Orleans – Public Works Department
Location: New Orleans, LA
Start Date: September 1, 2015
End Date: May 4, 2016
Value: $8.3 million
Man Hours: 33,000

Barriere demolished each cross street, dug out the canal and installed 55’ wide and 11’ tall double barrel concrete box culvert, and then rebuilt the six cross streets over the recently re-engineered canal running on Gen. DeGaulle. Crews primarily worked in a large drainage ditch located between a set of sand dams that kept water out of the work area and routinely fought New Orleans’ weather to keep the work site dry. Barriere completed the difficult project with less than .001% of rework.

Client: New Orleans Sewage & Water Board
Location: New Orleans, LA
Value: $20,092,796 ($1.2 million savings)
Man Hours: 44,998
Materials Used:

  • 13000 cy of concrete
  • 1,600,000 lbs of rebar
  • 113000 sq feet of steel sheet pile
  • 35000 cy of canal excavation
  • 70000 linear ft of pre-cast concrete pilings


  • ABC Bayou
  • ABC Pelican
  • ENR

Barriere constructed a large boiler foundation for the Raceland Raw Sugar Corporation. This included all of the foundations associated with the new boiler unit and a variety of associated work adjacent to the boiler including sheet piles, drainage, and aggregate installation.

Client: Raceland Raw Sugar Corp
Location: Raceland, LA
Value: $1.2 million
Man Hours: 7,200
Materials used: 1,100 cy of concrete, 90,000 lbs of steel (rebar)

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