First Phase of Drainage Project in Covington Area to Benefit two Neighborhoods, Begins
Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President, announced today that Phase I of two-part drainage improvement project in Riverwood Subdivision in the Covington area is underway. Phase I includes the installation of storm drain pipes on Magnolia Lane in the Riverwood Subdivision. In Phase 2, crews will install storm drain pipes on Laurelwood Drive.
“Every day we work to improve our existing drainage infrastructure not only for the immediate future, but long-term. This project does exactly that — it enhances flood mitigation overall — and we are so pleased to see it begin,” said Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President. “Two neighborhoods will see benefits from this project; residents in the Riverwood subdivision, as well as residents of the adjacent subdivision, Covington Country Club Estates.”
The overall cost of the project (Phases 1 &2), is estimated at $3.2 million with Phase 1 estimated at $666,167.50. St. Tammany Parish Government will fund, approximately$1.7 Million, while the remainder of the funding, $1.49 million will come from a grant-funded initiative, the Statewide Flood Control Program, administered by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD). This Statewide Flood Control Program aims to bring about flood damage reduction through long-term solutions for areas that experience flooding losses. Phase 1 is expected to be complete by spring of 2019.
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