Jul 10, 2013 6:10 PM by Akeam Ashford
Flood relief is on the way for residents who live along Coulee Ile des Cannes. Lafayette Consolidated Government will make use of $3.8 million in grant money to finish widening the coulee.
Two years ago, LCG finished construction from the Vermilion River ending between Dulles and Fenetre road.
The project will pick up from Fenetre going northbound. Scott Mayor Pervis Morrison says since a majority of the coulee runs through his city, he would like to see the project completed up to I-10. "With the catastrophe that happened in Carencro with the flooding, we hope this will help Carencro and help the un-incorporated areas of the parish and help the city of scott," says Morrison.
Director of Public Works Tom Carroll says the improvements will help help reduce the amount of flood plans and the amount of flood ways along the coulee. "Knowing some of the issues that we've been having for years and years on the upper end, north of I-10, this is definitely a valuable project," says Carroll.
Morrison says the project could cost the City of Scott an estimate $1.5 million. This money would continue construction from Cameron street up to I-10. Construction would begin as early as next summer.