Bridge news – The Sept 17 St. Martin Parish Council Committee meeting was held at the Butte LaRose fire station, the last of the remote-location meetings for 2019. President Chester Cedars reported that, with grant funds now in the bank, it only remains for the bureaucratic wheels to turn a little while longer before a permanent replacement for the pontoon bridge will be a reality. (Karl Jeter)
At the Sept. 17 St. Martin Parish Council committee meetings, held this month in Butte LaRose, the topic that got the most attention was the planned replacement of the community’s pontoon bridge along the East Atchafalaya Protection Levee.
The parish recently received Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) bond sale proceeds in the amount of $9.5 million for the project.