On Sunday, July 7th, Mayor Ray Bourque, Councilman Michael Rabon, and other city officials attended mass at St. Joseph Church in Broussard to announce that construction has begun on the $1.1 million Ridgeview Outfall Drainage Project.
“I’m grateful to Father James for allowing me the opportunity to speak to the members of St. Joseph,” said Mayor Bourque. “This community in Broussard was one of the hardest hit in the 2016 flood, and it’s important that these residents know that I and the City Council members consider drainage in this area to be essential. I’m proud that the council voted to fund this project and we can affect lives in such a positive way.”
The Ridgeview Outfall Drainage Project will improve drainage on the canal that connects Albertson Parkway with this district. Work has begun at Albertson Parkway, where contractors will be changing out the existing culverts in the channel, and the work should be completed within 6-8 months. This is the third significant drainage project in the City of Broussard since August 2016, including the completed projects of Cypress Bayou Lateral 2B and Cypress Bayou Lateral 4B. With the completion of the Ridgeview project, the city will have invested $3 million in drainage improvements.
After the Mayor’s presentation, Pastor of St. Joseph Father Thomas James said, “I am very grateful for the creativity of the Mayor and the city leadership in having the vision and courage to provide the resources for this necessary drainage project for our district. I know that they will continue to lead our city with such foresight and compassion.”
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