Bayou Teche Flood Control Structure

This project consists of a flood control structure in Bayou Teche east of it’s intersection with the Charenton Canal.  It will consist of a levee section from the northward high ground across the old Bayou Teche through Victory Island and across to the east side of the Bayou Teche.  The project design is completed and will go to bid in September 2019 with an anticipated start date around the beginning of 2020 or sooner.  This project is being funded partially by a grant from the Louisiana Department of Transportation “Louisiana State Wide Flood Control Program”.  You can view a fly over of the future site in the videos section.

Northbend Phase B

The Northbend Phase B project is a USACE project.  The project is designed to tie together the west side of the Northbend project with the east side of the Wax Lake
West project.  There is a gap on the Gulf Intracoastal Water Way near Hwy 317 and the Cabot Carbon Black plant.  This is another closure of a low lying area in the system that will further complete the west end loop.

Yokely Levee Improvements

The Teche Ridge Yokely Levee is the western most part of the federal MR&T system.  Over the years this segment has settled to the extent that it was no longer useful.  Using CDBG moneys from the parish, this segment is being lifted from Yokely pump station to Industrial Road in Charenton.  It will bring the protection to 10.5′ throughout the segment.  The levee elevation is near completion and served as protection for Hurricane Barry.  St. Mary Levee District is also working on Yokely extension levee that will tie in Yokely levee to high ground near the railroad tracks off of Yokely Rd.  An alignment is currently being designed and this project will go to bid in the first or second quarter of 2020.