Trust funds awarded to improve drainage in Calcasieu Parish

The following is a News Release from the Calcasieu Parish Policy Jury:

The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury presented funding awards from the Calcasieu Parish Road and Drainage Trust Fund Program to the Town of Iowa, City of Sulphur, City of Westlake, Gravity Drainage District No. 4 of Ward 3, and Gravity Drainage District No. 7 of Ward 8.

The City of Sulphur was given $200,000 for the installation of subsurface drainage along E. Mimosa to improve drainage flow and reduce flooding. The City of Westlake received $300,000 for the reconstruction of Ellis and Linda Drive from Janelle Avenue to John Stine Road. The reconstruction includes Portland cement concrete pavement, improved base course and subsurface drainage to accommodate existing and future traffic. The total amount distributed through the Calcasieu Road and Drainage Trust Fund Program was $1,168,000.

Gravity Drainage District No. 4 of Ward 3 was awarded $254,000 for the design and construction of the installation of an underground drainage system from Eldridge Road to Mickey Lane. It was also given $39,000 for the design and construction of an underground drainage system from Benoit Street to Morgan Creek.

Meanwhile Gravity Drainage District No. 7 of Ward 8 in Iowa received $300,000 for the installation of revetment (channel lining of side slopes and bottom) along portions of the existing unpaved channel in an effort to improve drainage flow and reduce erosion. In addition, the Town of Iowa was also awarded $75,000 to improve drainage by installing concrete culverts located along Thomson Avenue and East between Hwy. 90 and Ruby Street to improve the safe removal of storm water from the residential area.