Grand Isle levee repair wraps up

Grand Isle levee repair wraps up

GRAND ISLE, LA (WVUE) - Repairs to a levee in Grand Isle have just wrapped up after taking a beating during the 2017 Hurricane Season.

The project, which cost $3 million, was completed Friday after it was damaged in numerous storms over the last several months.

It took 1500 truck loads of rock from Paducah, Kentucky to fill the breach.

"There is more work to do offshore but for now at least a big chunk of my broken levee is repaired," said Grand Isle Mayor David Camardelle.

Construction trucks were moving off the site Friday after making the repairs.

A majority of the work was paid for by the parish and the state.

Camardelle said he would like to still see rock barriers built offshore to provide even more protection for the island.

The costs of those repairs will be far more expensive, and funding has not been secured.