Corps finally grants permit for Larose Floodwall project
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has finally granted the permit to complete the Larose Floodwall Project, the last low spot in hurricane protection for lower Lafourche parish.
South Lafourche Levee District (SLLD) General Manager Windell Curole made the announcement on Saturday, August 28th, saying the Corps will allow the levee district to finish several hundred feet of sheet piling and concrete wall along the south side of the Intracoastal Waterway in Larose.
The project, to improve elevation along the south bank of the Intracoastal Waterway in the Delta Farms area, was about halfway complete when the CORPS notified SLLD in December that it must stop work on the wall because one or more permits had not been granted.
The Larose Floodwall Project was designed to raise the height of the wall, which the Corps built back in 1986, from its present height of 8-ft. above sea level to 13-feet.
Curole said remobilization of the contractor will take place immediately, and work can resume on September 2.
The project is fully funded through the efforts of State Senator Norby Chabert who helped SLLD secure $12 million in Louisiana State Capital Outlay dollars.
SLLD had hoped to finish the project by mid-summer, but Curole said the floodwall project is now set for a mid-October completion.
Posted on Fri, September 2, 2016
by Buster Avera, Contributing Writer