Funding for the Monroe Young's Bayou Retention Pond project almost complete
Monroe City Engineer Kim Golden said the Young's Bayou Retention pond project is closer to being fully funded.
She said the city landed more than $6.1 million in state funding for the estimated $6.8 million project cost.
The project is set to construct two new retention areas along Young's Bayou. It's estimated to reduce flood damage by more than $39 million and benefit around 1300 residential houses, public buildings, and commercial structures.
Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo said these projects take time to come to fruition, but the city has been pursuing them aggressively.
"I want to say that again because when you hear others talking about particularly in this political climate that we need to work on this and we need to work on that. We're already doing that and we've been very, very aggressive," he said.
The city is also working on a project to construct a levee to protect the Oregon Trail neighborhood and a project to build a new pump station.