Oct 21, 2013 8:43 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)
Work should begin next month on a project that is expected to improve drainage in the flood-prone Lisa Park and Broadmoor neighborhoods in west Houma.
The project will be paid in part with federal money through the Hazard Mitigation Grant program. It will cost an estimated $427,000 and take about four months to complete, Terrebonne Parish officials say. The parish will pay roughly 25 percent of the cost.
The project involves installing two larger box culverts, 130 feet in length, beneath St. Louis Canal Road. Those culverts will join four existing 24-inch metal drainage pipes.
The culverts will allow storm water to flow under the road, draining Broadmoor and Lisa Park, where heavy rain often causes streets and houses to flood.