Published on July 26, 2021
President Hotard Announces Start of Construction on West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Protection Project
Monday, July 26, 2021
St. John the Baptist Parish - Today, Parish President Jaclyn Hotard and Council joined Governor Edwards along with federal, state, and local officials for a groundbreaking ceremony on the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Protection system.
The $760 million project will span 18.5 miles, including 17.5 miles of levees, one mile of T-wall, drainage structures, pump stations, and several non-structural protection measures to form an integrated protection system.
“Today’s groundbreaking marks a significant milestone for much-needed flood protection in St. John the Baptist Parish,” said Parish President Hotard. “Construction of the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Levee project is a critical step forward in protecting thousands of residents and businesses from coastal flooding and ensuring a more resilient community for many generations to come.”
For more information, visit https://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/About/Projects/BBA-2018/West-Shore-Lake-Pontchartrain/.###