June 13th Groundbreaking Ceremony for Rochelle Street Pump Station and Flood Control Project

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 4:15pm

June 13th Groundbreaking Ceremony for Rochelle Street Pump Station and Flood Control Project

WHAT: Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council join the City of Monroe Engineering Department to invite the media and public to a groundbreaking ceremony for the Rochelle Street Pumps Station and Flood Control Project.

WHEN/WHERE: 10:00 am Tuesday, June 13, 2017, located at 901 Rochelle Avenue

PROJECT SUMMARY: Flood Control Improvements to Rochelle St., Roselawn St. & 11th Street Area of Monroe – The existing pump station has three pumps and a design capacity of 120,000 GPM. Currently, during times of high rainfall, the existing pump station gets overwhelmed with inflow and cannot pump water out of the basin fast enough. As a result, water levels in the basin rise above slab elevations in the area.

This new project adds a 5.01 acre retention basin to the existing Rochelle St Pump Station to relieve local flooding in the area immediately adjacent to the pump station. The watershed of the pump station is approximately 231 acres.

CONTRACTOR: Womack & Sons Construction Group, Inc. Harrisonburg, LA ENGINEER: Denmon Engineering, Inc.

FUNDING SOURCE: 90/10 split between the State and the City of Monroe. 90% of the project is paid through the LaDOTD State Wide Flood Control Program. The remaining 10% comes from the City of Monroe Capital Infrastructure Sales Tax Revenue Fund.

CONTRACT TIME: 180 calendar days
DBE GOAL: 10% - Which Womack will exceed with an estimated participation of 14.62%