Last Updated on November 7, 2022 by admin
Entergy has agreed to contribute $76,137 towards the price of repairing erosion issues at Hennessey Bayou.
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen Monday authorized an modification to town’s escrow account for the venture to incorporate Entergy’s contribution. Metropolis officers in September realized town will obtain an additional $335,808 in unallocated cash from the Pure Assets Conservation Service to go along with a $2.238 million NRCS grant it acquired in April.
The board Aug, 25 awarded a $2.95 million bid from Yazoo contractor Anderson Contracting LLC to repair the issue. The contractor started work Sept. 25.
The NRCS cash will cowl a portion of the fee to restore and stabilize ongoing erosion issues on the Warrenton Street Bridge and close to Entergy’s Baxter Wilson energy plant attributable to the 2011 flood. Entergy and town can pay the stability of the venture value.
The town in April 2018 signed an settlement with the U.S. Military Corps of Engineers to assist develop a plan to stabilize the west financial institution of the bayou to construct a brand new bridge on Kemp Backside Street to switch the one which collapsed in July 2017.
Situated off Warrenton Street, Kemp Backside Street, which is a public highway, is the primary entry to Entergy’s Baxter Wilson energy plant.
The board in March 2019 approved Flaggs to signal an settlement with the Mississippi Transportation Fee releasing $three.73 million in emergency highway and bridge funds to switch the bridge. The cash is predicted to pay for the design and development of the brand new bridge.
The erosion downside resulting in the bridge’s collapse dates again to the 2011 spring Mississippi River flood when the river crested Could 19, 2011, at 57.1 toes, 14.1 toes above flood stage and nine-tenths of a foot above the Nice Flood of 1927.
Engineers mentioned the water coming into Hennessy Bayou in the course of the flood receded shortly, creating the erosion issues that brought on the bridge to break down.