CONSTRUCTION OF JOINT AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER. This project constructs a Radar Air Traffic Control Facility (RATCF) with an attached seven story Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT). This facility will support a Joint Use operation including the Navy Reserve, Marines Reserve, Coast Guard and Louisiana Air National Guard. These facilities will be pile-supported, steel frame with masonry exterior. The project includes Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), fire protection and pump, mechanical and electrical utilities as required for the installation of new Air Traffic Control equipment, computer flooring, telephone and fiber optics, lighting, paving, parking area, and site improvements. Also included is the relocation and extension of utilities including electrical, telecommunications, security ducts, water, sewer and gas lines. Re-route closed circuit television duct and extend runway lighting wiring around the proposed facility. Built-in equipment includes an emergency generator, uninterruptible power supply, computer room grounding systems, equipment for electronic ground and a lightning protection system. The existing control tower cab (top story) will be removed along with all attached antennas, railings, and pertinent portions of the external access ladders. A new roof will be provided over the demolition area and the necessary roof support structure where the cab is removed shall be provided. The roof shall match the existing metal roof. The existing parking lot will be demolished along with several vacant building structures. Wetlands mitigation will be provided.

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