$3.2 Million Drainage Improvement Project Moves Forward in Two Covington Subdivisions

August 24, 2017

Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President, announced today that a $3.2 million drainage improvement project in Riverwood Subdivision and Country Club Estates in Covington is moving forward. In addition to the existing drainage infrastructure, the project includes Phase I; the installation of storm drain pipes on Magnolia Lane and Phase 2; the installation of storm drain pipes on Laurelwood Drive.

“This drainage project, which is happening through local funding coupled with a grant-funded initiative, will increase the conveyance of the runoff from these areas into the nearby Ponchitolawa Creek,” said Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President. “This will improve the drainage capacity for residents in the area, and in the long-term, enhance overall flood mitigation.”

Phase I of this project is expected to go out for bid within the month, and Phase 2 within roughly three months. This project is funded in part through the Statewide Flood Control Program administered by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD). The LADOTD will fund roughly $1.49 million, while St. Tammany Parish Government will fund the remainder, approximately$1.7 Million. This program aims to bring about flood damage reduction through long-term solutions for areas that experience structural damages or agricultural losses.

To learn more about this, and any other road or drainage projects in your area that your Parish Government is working on visit, www.stpgov.org/progress and use our interactive map. You can also learn more about these projects when you sign up for Parish emails at www.stpgov.org.

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