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Crews begin work on new Larose floodwall

New floodwall to boost protection in Larose New floodwall to boost protection in Larose
LAFOURCHE PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

Lafourche Parish President Charlotte A. Randolph announced today that construction has begun on the new Industrial Floodwall along the Intracoastal Waterway in Larose. 

Thibodaux based Sealevel Construction was awarded the project in October after a long awaited approval from FEMA. 

This project is being funded as part of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and is one of the largest projects awarded through the HMGP process. 

The $5 million project will construct a new eight foot tall sea wall along 2,650 feet of Industrial Park road to protect area business and residents from flooding due to high water in the Intracoastal Waterway.

The project will also include improvements to area drainage and the resurfacing of a portion of Industrial Park Road. 

 "As we have seen in the last few weeks, it does not take a hurricane or tropical storm to cause a problem," Randolph said. "This project will protect 15 businesses and over 300 homes from flooding during weather events and high tide situations."

A ceremonial groundbreaking event is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 at the construction site, located at 800 Industrial Park Road in Larose. 

Local Officials along with staff from the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOSHEP) will be in attendance to discuss the project and view the project area. 

The project was designed by Larose based Angelette-Picciola Engineers.

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