Old Highway 90 Boat Launch Now Open
The Old Highway 90 Boat Launch is now open.
The launch, located off Old Highway 90 south of Vinton, has been closed since Feb. 3 for repairs. The renovation includes a new concrete ramp, new vinyl and steel sheet pile walls, new pile supports, new framing and new composite decking for the wharf area. The project cost $357,000. The Police Jury expects to receive a FEMA grant that will help offset the cost for mitigation and erosion while repairs were being done.
“These repairs were much needed and the launch is now more up-to-date and user-friendly,” said Judd Bares, District 12 Police Juror. “We appreciate the residents’ patience throughout this renovation. This launch is now something we can all be proud of and take ownership of. I really hope folks take care of it like it was their own.”
Keiland Construction was the general contractor and Charles Ladner and Associates served as project engineer.