Posted on October 6, 2020 by iwano@_84
MONROE, La. (KNOE) – Officials are one step closer in restoring the Cheniere Spillway and bridge.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation announced a contractor issued a bid on the project for $9.4 million.
“Because we held the state to their promise, they made a promise to replace it for free, and we held them to them and now we’re getting it replaced where it won’t cost Ouachita Parish a dime,” said Jack Clampit.
The bridge and spillway were damaged by the floods of March 2016, and DOTD agreed to fully fund the project due to an original agreement to repair the already worn out structure.
When the flood hit, Police Juror Jack Clampit said they never budgeted or requested money from FEMA because the state already told the parish they would replace it.
After years of debate and discussion,