Posted: Jun 16, 2011 5:32 PM by By Romni DiJohn
Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
BATON ROUGE - Southern University is working with the Corps of Engineers to keep a campus road from falling into a local ravine.
Changes in water levels, a close road bank and the direction of the water's flow are causing erosion on the banks of the ravine. If it continues, the Corps says Campus Road at the intersection of E. F. Harrison Drive and Jesse N. Stone Street could collapse and cut off access to many of the university dorms.
The project is estimated to cost $1.025 million, and the Corps is seeking a competitive grant to pay for it. A spokesperson said they feel confident the Corps will get the grant, and that Southern University has already secured the necessary matching funds.
The Corps expects to start bidding on the project in September, if they funding is available.