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Public updates on projects and upcoming events from St. Tammany Parish Government.

St. Tammany Parish Government Awarded $7.9 Million Hazard Mitigation Grant

St. Tammany Parish Government has been awarded $7.9 million dollars through the federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, to fund the Lower W-15 Area/Lower French Branch Basin Drainage Improvement Project in Slidell. As part of ongoing flooding mitigation efforts Parish-wide, this grant will fund improvements to the W-15 Canal including: Widening the W-15 Canal, and the construction of a 54-acre regional detention pond (Tenet Pond) which will create approximately 324 acres of floodplain storage adjacent to the W-15 just north of Gause Boulevard in Slidell. The project will accomplish two main objectives: it will reduce peak runoff to the W-15 Canal downstream of the Tenet Pond, and increase the conveyance capacity of the W-15 Canal, and thereby reduce impact to homes and businesses throughout the W-15 Basin.

“We work every day to address flood mitigation and drainage challenges unique to our Parish,” said Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President. “This grant award moves this multi-layered project forward, and as a result, we will see increased movement of water away from homes during a flooding event.”

This award, ties back to Hurricane Ike which impacted the coast of Louisiana in September of 2008, is a matching grant, which means St. Tammany Parish Government will absorb 25 % of the cost of the $10.6 million project. Pending approval by the St. Tammany Parish Council at the February 2, 2017 Council meeting, Parish Government will fund the remaining $ 2.6 million. This project is currently in the design phase and construction is expected to begin in the latter part of 2017. 

 

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Hudson Street Drainage, Slidell

On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, McDonald Construction  will begin  work on culvert replacement as part on routine maintenance on Hudson Street in Slidell. Roads will remain open as crews complete the work. Motorists are asked to be mindful of crews in the area, and use caution when traveling near work crews. The work is expected to be complete in early April, barring any weather delays. 

Highway 1085 (Bootlegger Road) Road Improvement Design

LaSalle Street Mandeville - Patching

Beginning Friday, December 16, 2016, crews from Barriere Construction will begin full-depth patching  on LaSalle Street in Mandeville between the Service Road and Asbury Drive. Motorists are asked to use  Desoto Street, or one of the side entrances to access businesses along LaSalle. The road will be closed during construction, so motorists are reminded to use caution around work crews and to use alternate routes to access businesses. Work is expected to culminate by the end of the day Saturday. 

Sunset Drive, Slidell Road Work December 9 and December 16, 2016

Beginning Friday, December 9, 2016, crews from Barriere Construction will patch Sunset Drive in Slidell, starting at the edge of the Highway 190 Apron. Motorists should expect delays. The road is scheduled to be overlayed on Friday,December 16, 2016. Lanes will remain open, but motorists can use Evergreen Drive as an alternate entrance and exit to avoid the construction area.Motorists are reminded to expect delays, and asked to be use caution when driving around work crews.

 

Huntington Estates Drainage, Phase I Construction Begins

Beginning Wednesday, November 16, 2016, crews will begin construction for the Huntington Estates Drainage Project, Phase I, in Slidell, in the Huntington Estates subdivision. This work starts on the west end of Windsor Court.

Construction is expected to last 30 days, barring any weather delays.  Motorists should be mindful of trucks entering and exiting the roadway at this location, and motorists should expect delays.  

Crestwood Subdivision Covington, Temporary Intersection Closure - November 1, 2016

The east intersection of Turnwood and Homewood Drives in the Crestwood subdivision in Covington,  will close for one week starting on November 1, 2016, in order for crews to remove and replace damaged panels.  Homeowners who do not live on either street are asked to detour to Bamboo and Kirkwood to avoid the closure. The road is expected to reopen to traffic on Novmeber 7th  , barring any weather delays. Motorists are asked to use caution around work crews and to expect delays.

Carroll Road Construction at West Hall Road and Garden Avenue in Slidell

 

Falconer Drive to Close for Panel Replacement

Striping Project to Begin in Three Areas of St. Tammany

Beginning Thursday, October 13, 2016, crews will begin striping work on three roads in St. Tammany Parish. The first half of the day on Thursday, crews will stripe a portion of Brown’s Village Road in Slidell, and a portion of Lonesome Road in Mandeville. From there, crews move to Hwy 1085 in Covington, where this portion of striping will conclude on Friday, October 14th, barring any weather delays. Roads will be open during all projects. Motorists are asked to use caution while passing works crews and reminded to expect delays while traveling through these areas.

LIMITED WATER SERVICE INTERRUPTION & PRECAUTIONARY BOIL ADVISORY Bedico Creek Subdivision Phases 1-A & 1-B Bedico Creek Water System (PWS 1103191)

On Wednesday, October 12, 2016, beginning at approximately 9:00 AM, Tammany Utilities (TU) will be turning the water off to allow the developer to install a drainage culvert.  Water service will be restored by 5 PM Wednesday, October 12th.  Only the area indicated in the image below will be affected by the water outage and the subsequent boil advisory.

Once water service is restored, out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with Department of Health regulations, a precautionary BOIL ADVISORY will be in place for the customers identified above.  This BOIL ADVISORY is to remain in effect until rescinded by Tammany Utilities.  It is recommended that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it (including fountain drinks), making ice, brushing teeth, or using it for food preparation or rinsing of foods by the following means:

Boil water for one (1) full minute in a clean container.  The one minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil.  (The flat taste can be eliminated by shaking the water in a clean bottle, pouring it from one clean container to another, or by adding a small pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled.)

 

Again, please be sure to disinfect your own water prior to consumption until you have been advised otherwise.

 

Tammany Utilities will rescind this BOIL ADVISORY upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health ‑ Office of Public Health that additional water samples collected from our system have shown the water to be safe.  We anticipate that the earliest the BOIL ADVISORY will be rescinded will be Friday, October 14th

 

Customers affected by this advisory will be advised when it is rescinded by hand delivered notices, signs placed throughout the neighborhood and posts to the Parish’s social media sites and webpage.  If you have any questions, please call Tammany Utilities at (985) 276-6400.

Paving Begins Sunday, September 18, 2016 Gottschalk Road in Covington

Paving is scheduled to begin on Gottschalk Road in Covington between  Highway 1077 and Hoover Road, on Sunday, September 18, 2016 and continue through Tuesday, September 20, 2016, barring any weather delays. On Monday and Tuesday, the crews will begin work after the busses have completed their morning routes, and finish before they begin again in the afternoon. The road will remain open, however, motorists should prepare for delays while the paving is underway. 

Briarwood Terrace Water System Flushing Schedule

Please note that Tammany Utilities will be flushing the Briarwood Terrace Water System the week of September 19, 2016.  This is routine maintenance that the utility performs in an effort to maintain good water quality for our customers.  During the flushing, customers may experience low water pressure or discolored water.  Any discoloration should be temporary and the water should clear up in short order.  The schedule below is subject to change due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control.

 
 

Brewster Road, Madisonville Construction

On Thursday August 11, 2016, crews will begin a construction project on Brewster Road in Madisonville, between Highway 1085 and Perrilloux Road. This project is a reconstruction of the roadway. The road will remain open during improvements, however, motorists should prepare for slow travel through work zones, expected delays and use of caution around work crews. 

Work is expected to be complete by the week of August 24, 2016, barring any weather delays.  

Temporary Road Closure - Avenue St. Germain and Three Rivers Road, Covington

Emergency Closure - North Forest Subdivision

Tammany Trace Closures Wednesday, July 20 and Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Tammany Trace will close in two locations on Wednesday, July 20 and Thursday, July 21, 2016, from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Between Mandeville and Lacombe, the Trace will close between Bremerman Road and John’s Road. In Lacombe, the Trace will close between South 17th Street and South 12th Street. These closures are to address causes related to cracking throughout the Trace and to aid in the repair of these cracks. Trace users should be prepared to go around these areas. Thank you.

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LIMITED WATER SERVICE INTERRUPTION & PRECAUTIONARY BOIL ADVISORY 506-522 and 509 – 519 Cross Gates Boulevard between Camden Street and Trenton Drive in Slidell Cross Gates Water System (PWS 1103053)

On Wednesday afternoon, July 6, 2016, Tammany Utilities (TU) will make an emergency repair to a leaking water main.  The work will require that the water be turned off to Tammany Utilities customers in the limited area along Cross Gates Boulevard between Camden Street and Trenton Drive as shown in the image below.

 

We anticipate that the repair work will begin at approximately 2:30 PM and may take up 4-6 hours to complete.  Once water service is restored, out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with Department of Health and Hospital regulations, a precautionary BOIL ADVISORY will be in place for the customers identified above.  This BOIL ADVISORY is to remain in effect until rescinded by Tammany Utilities.  It is recommended that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it (including fountain drinks), making ice, brushing teeth, or using it for food preparation or rinsing of foods by the following means:

Boil water for one (1) full minute in a clean container.  The one minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil.  (The flat taste can be eliminated by shaking the water in a clean bottle, pouring it from one clean container to another, or by adding a small pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled.)

Again, please be sure to disinfect your own water prior to consumption until you have been advised otherwise.

Tammany Utilities will rescind this BOIL ADVISORY upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals ‑ Office of Public Health that additional water samples collected from our system have shown the water to be safe.  We anticipate that the earliest the BOIL ADVISORY will be rescinded will be Friday, July 8th

Customers affected by this advisory will be advised when it is rescinded by hand delivered notices.  If you have any questions, please call Tammany Utilities at (985) 643-1376.

 

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Construction on Judge Tanner Boulevard in Covington

Barriere Construction will begin work on Judge Tanner Boulevard in Covington, on Thursday, June 23, 2016. Crews will begin milling the street on Thursday and Friday in preparation for the reconstruction of the street. One lane of traffic will remain open at all times. Motorists are reminded to use caution around work areas and to expect delays.

Segments of the Tammany Trace will Temporarily Close in select Locations for Scheduled Maintenance

Tammany Utilities Ozone Park Subdivision March 9, 2016 Smoke Testing

Attention Customers:  Tammany Utilities (TU), in an effort to prevent stormwater intrusion into our sewer collection system and reduce potential sewage overflows, will perform smoke testing (weather permitting) on March 9, 2016, on the sewage collection lines serving the shaded area indicated below:

 

 

The smoke testing will help TU identify where stormwater is entering the collection system.  This may include open sewer clean outs and cracked or damaged pipes.

To perform this test, it may be necessary for TU personnel to enter your backyard as the sewer collection lines run behind the houses in a 20 foot wide utility easement.  While the testing is being performed, residents can expect to see white smoke coming from sewer manholes, sewer cleanouts and possibly the vents in their roof as they are connected to our collection system.  TU has notified the local fire department to make them aware of this testing. 

In the event of inclement weather, the smoke testing will be rescheduled.  Your cooperation with TU in conducting this testing is appreciated.  Please call (985) 276-6400 if you have any questions or concerns.

Tammany Utilities Ozone Park Subdivision March 9, 2016 Smoke Testing

Attention Customers:  Tammany Utilities (TU), in an effort to prevent stormwater intrusion into our sewer collection system and reduce potential sewage overflows, will perform smoke testing (weather permitting) on March 9, 2016, on the sewage collection lines serving the shaded area indicated below:

 

 

The smoke testing will help TU identify where stormwater is entering the collection system.  This may include open sewer clean outs and cracked or damaged pipes.

To perform this test, it may be necessary for TU personnel to enter your backyard as the sewer collection lines run behind the houses in a 20 foot wide utility easement.  While the testing is being performed, residents can expect to see white smoke coming from sewer manholes, sewer cleanouts and possibly the vents in their roof as they are connected to our collection system.  TU has notified the local fire department to make them aware of this testing. 

In the event of inclement weather, the smoke testing will be rescheduled.  Your cooperation with TU in conducting this testing is appreciated.  Please call (985) 276-6400 if you have any questions or concerns.

Bruhl Road Bridge Repair Folsom

Beginning Monday, March 7, 2016 repairs will begin on the Bruhl Road bridge in Folsom.Motorists are asked to use caution, expect delays, and to be mindful of trucks exiting and entering the highway. The construction is expected to take 45 days barring any weather delays.  

Trace Repairs set to Begin in Three Locations Throughout St. Tammany

Penn's Chapel Lane and Shady Oak Lane Paving

Chamale Drive, Slidell Road Work

Three Rivers Road in Covington to Partially Close the Week of February 6, through February 12, 2016

Three Rivers Road in Covington will close from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. between the Tulane National Primate Research Center and Avenue St. Germain, on the following upcoming days: from Saturday, February 6, 2016 through Monday, February 8, 2016 and from Wednesday, February 10, 2016 through Friday, February 12, 2016. The closure will occur while crews install drain pipes across the road. A detour through Versailles Estates Subdivision for residents South/West of the construction area will be clearly marked. Motorists are asked to use caution around work crews, be on the lookout for equipment, exercise patience and expect delays. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Three Rivers Road in Covington to Partially Close January 23 and 24, 2016

Three Rivers Road in Covington will close from 7 a.m.- 5p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, January 23 and 24, 2016, between the Tulane National Primate Research Center and Avenue St. Germain. Crews will be installing drain pipes across the road. A detour through Versialles Estates subdvision for residents South/West of the construction area will be clearly marked. Motorists are asked to use caution around work crews, exercise patience and expect delays. Thank you for your cooperation.