Onshore Materials, LLC is excavating a new canal and filling the old canal along
Reaches C4, C5 and D1 on the western end of the Lockport to Larose Hurricane Protection Project. Contractors have moved past Entergy power lines with their initial digs.
With the recent wet weather, excavation has slowed a bit as the old canal is being kept open to allow the pump station to operate efficiently.
The Lockport to Larose project will stabilize flood protection by re-sectioning a levee along the 40 Arpent line from the new Valentine Return Levee, past the Edgar Guidry Pump Station to the Arceneaux Pump Station (private), ultimately creating a consistent overall height of protection. This project also includes the widening of the internal drainage canal system and increasing the overall drainage storage capacity for the area.