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Flooding on Eden Church becoming a major issue

3 years 6 months 3 weeks ago June 25, 2013 Jun 25, 2013 Tuesday, June 25 2013 June 25, 2013 9:23 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Brittany Weiss

DENHAM SPRINGS - Flooding problems remain along Eden Church Road, despite $2.2 million in recent improvements.

The road went under a redesign to resurface and widen the road, straighten a dangerous s-curve and fix flooding issues.

Some claim the road was built lower than planned, and now parish leaders are set to decide on a potential lawsuit over the design.

In a small meeting at Denham Springs Gravity Drainage Dist. 1, board members met to discuss the issues.

"Are all our roads going to start flooding?" asked Vice Chairman Roy Zachary. "If the engineer comes in here and says, 'Well, the state approved this,' we have problems. Somebody needs to address this, the Parish Council, somebody needs to address that."

The Drainage District says the construction problems along Eden Church Road began months ago, when moderate rainfall created major flooding. Board members say they were called in to help muck out the ditches last November, but says the drainage isn't the big issue.

"I took offense, to well, we just need to improve drainage and not look at the real source of what caused the problem," said Zachary.

The Livingston Parish Council will discuss whether or not it's wise to move forward with a lawsuit at their next meeting.

Department of Transportation and Development says they are waiting to schedule a final inspection of the road.


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