WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRPROUD) — A $20,980,000 contract has been awarded by the Corps of Engineers to advance the Comite Flood Control Project, according to a news release from Congressman Garret Graves.
“Folks have been waiting for this for decades and as a result of the federal funding we secured, we’re now seeing major steps toward completion of the flood control project. We are continuing to take major steps toward the completion of the Comite Diversion project and will hold the Corps and State’s feet to the fire on finishing the project without any more delays. Comite is part of our larger efforts to improve flood protection and lower flood insurance rates,” Graves said.
The contract was awarded to Rigid Constructors, LLC. Project funds will go toward channel excavating between Cypress Bayou and Bayou Baton Rouge.