St. Tammany Parish Government Announces Completion of Oak Harbor Boulevard Elevation Project
Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President, announced the completion of the Oak Harbor Boulevard elevation project in the Slidell area.
“This project was the result of many discussions based on data with Councilman Binder, the City of Slidell, the residents of Oak Harbor, and our own Public Works and Engineering teams regarding storm-season safety, and concerns of the residents in Oak Harbor,” Brister said. “Our primary focus was — and still is — the safety of our residents during any disaster situation, and flood protection.”
“I want to thank the St. Tammany Parish Government Public Works and Engineering teams for following through until the end on this endeavor,” said Jerry Binder, St. Tammany Parish Councilman, District 12. “We are grateful for their determination and resolve, and for the excellent communication between all parties involved— Public Works, Engineering and myself — which made the outcome all the more easy to attain.”
“While this is a Parish project, it benefits not only the citizens of St. Tammany, but also the residents of the City of Slidell,” Freddy Drennan, Slidell Mayor, noted. “This project is the result of agencies working together to benefit many.”
This project increases the protection of the Oak Harbor Ring Levee by raising the roadway to meet or exceed the height of the levee, seamlessly connecting the levee system. The cost of the project was $1,053,620.
To learn more about this, and any other road or drainage projects in your area that your Parish Government is working on visit, www.stpgov.org/progress and use our interactive map. You can also learn more about these projects when you sign up for Parish emails at www.stpgov.org.
PHOTO LEFT TO RIGHT: S. Michele Blanchard, St. Tammany Parish Council Vice Chairman, District 13; Shannon Davis, Director, St. Tammany Parish Department of Public Works; Freddy Drennan, Mayor, City of Slidell; Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President; Jerry Binder, St. Tammany Parish Councilman, District 12; Val Vanney Jr., Councilman District D, City of Slidell; Mike Noto, Assistant Director of Public Works-Operations, St. Tammany Parish Government; Christopher Corvers, Project Manager/QC, Department of PW/Engineering, St. Tammany Parish Government