VINTON, La. (KPLC) - The Old Hwy. 90 boat launch south of Vinton will reopen at 6 a.m., Saturday, parish officials say.
The launch has been closed since Feb. 3 for repairs. The $357,000 renovation project included a new concrete ramp, new vinyl and steel sheet pile walls, new pile supports, new framing and new composite decking for the wharf area.
The Police Jury expects to receive a FEMA grant that will help offset the cost for mitigation and erosion while repairs were being done.
“These repairs were much needed and the launch is now more up-to-date and user-friendly,” Judd Bares, District 12 police juror, said in a statement. “We appreciate the residents’ patience throughout this renovation. This launch is now something we can all be proud of and take ownership of. I really hope folks take care of it like it was their own.”
Keiland Construction was the general contractor and Charles Ladner and Associates served as project engineer.