Levee path will link two corridor parishes
Eight years after the first phase of construction began, a final phase of the East Bank Multi-Use Mississippi Levee Path in St. Charles is set to link Jefferson and St. John the Baptist parishes. A $973,800 grant from the Federal Highway Administration through the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development Transportation Enhancement Program will pay for construction of Phase 6, a 2.9-mile stretch from the upper guide levee of the Bonnet Carré Spillway to the existing path in neighboring St. John. The grant requires that the parish match it 5% for construction, with the local share being $51,200, officials say. "The completion of this path along the entire stretch of East Bank levee in our parish shows the commitment of state and parish leaders, over many years, to provide more recreation and transportation opportunities in our area," St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre says. Meanwhile, Phase 4 [Harding Street in New Sarpy to Apple Street in Norco] and Phase 5 [Apple Street to the spillway lower guide levee] are set for construction soon. DOTD opened bids on the projects Oct. 26, with Three C's Properties Inc. being the apparent low-bidder for both phases at $907,540 and $379,809, respectively. Read the rest of this story and the full 10/12 Corridor Weekly newsletter here.
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