Posted: Jul 9, 2013 7:57 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)
The Terrebonne Parish Council plans to moves forward with the construction of a pedestrian bridge over Bayou Terrebonne in downtown Houma.
During Monday night's Budget and Finance Committee, the Parish Council unanimously approved a measure that calls for a public hearing on July 24.
The project, if approved at the public hearing, is expected to cost about $150,000.
State and federal grants are expected to cover the bill.
Parish President Michel Claudet said the bridge should help encourage more people to patronize downtown businesses by providing more convenient access.