Mar 24, 2014 8:22 AM by AP (MGN Online)
The City Council has awarded a contract for drainage system improvements in several neighborhoods.
The bid of about $300,000 from Lawson-Bonnet Construction of Hammond came in about $50,000 below estimates, city engineer Chuck Spangler tells The Advocate.
Among other things, the plan includes video inspection of sub-surface drainage on Rue Simone in Villa West subdivision, one of Hammond's largest residential areas. Residents there have complained over the years about small sinkholes.
Other drainage improvements will be made on Rumise Drive, in the M.C. Moore and Magazine streets area, West Charles Street and Cate Square, West Charles and Northwest Railroad Avenue, Elm Street and Old Covington Highway, a portion of J. W. Davis Drive and on Ellzey Drive.
Six contractors bid on the project.
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