Willowridge levee raised, pump station under construction

As part of St. Charles Parish’s outer levee system, work continues on the Willowridge project.

Willowridge is a component of the $380 million hurricane protection system for the West Bank that includes Davis Pond Guide Levee, Ellington Levee, Magnolia Ridge Levee and

The first phase of the Willowridge project is complete.

Operation and maintenance of the earthen levee has been turned over to the Lafourche Basin Levee District.  Site preparation for the levee and access road is complete.

The second phase of the project with the pump station is underway with sidewall construction, and contracts being reviewed for pump station electrical and pump system components.

Work also has begun on clearing the area and removing debris for the third phase of the Willowridge project. Berms are also under construction. A temporary bridge trestle has been installed for a crane and pile driving equipment access.

In October of last year, work began on the second phase of the Willowridge levee and $7.4 million allocated for the third phase of the project.

The St. Charles Parish Council approved a $7.4 million bid to Sealevel Construction Inc. of Thibodaux to build the third phase of the Willowridge levee extension project, which is part of the West Bank Hurricane Protection Levee. Construction includes an eastern tie-in levee to an elevation of more than five feet from the end of Willowridge

Drive to the existing Davis Pond Diversion West Guide Levee.

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