Delay for Bayou Amy boat launch - KLFY News 10

Delay for Bayou Amy boat launch

Posted: Updated:

Weather permitting, Henderson Mayor Sherbin Collette says the city's new  boat launch should be open by early December.

"What took a while was the ordering of the dirt. We had approximately 500 loads of dirt hauled here," says Collette.

Collette says they are building the boat launch, bathrooms and educational pavilion with over $600,000 of state and federal funding. Federal funding that would not come without a higher elevation.

"We are actually higher than sea level here, so there's no problem, but it's the Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) funds (which are federal funds), where everything has to be to spec. And that's my understanding, why they pulled so much dirt. It's going to be much nicer, but that's what delayed the project a little bit," says Collette.

Tons of cement has been laid down for the boat ramp going out to Bayou Amy and in three weeks construction will begin on the educational pavilion and bathrooms that will be built closer to Henderson Levee Road.

"We have no public boat ramp in our area," says Collette.

So, Collette says the complex will not only serve the needs of local fishermen, but will boost tourism and the economy.

"A lot of tourists are going to be using this probably as much as the boaters, because there will be an educational pavilion and there will be stories and things happening in the area we'll have bulletins on," says Collette.

Collette says with a smile, tourists with lots of money to spend downtown.

"There's a possibility it could bring hundreds of thousands of dollars in over time," says Collette.  

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Live Doppler 10 Forecast

    Live Doppler 10 Forecast

    A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for all of Acadiana until midnight tonight.  Rainfall amounts could range from 2-4” with isolated areas receiving over 5” with the possibility of localized flooding.  Showers and storms should begin to diminish by later this afternoon with only isolated activity by the evening.  More >>
  • Wanted : Brandi Comeaux

    Wanted : Brandi Comeaux

    A Lafayette woman is sought by police for refusing to provide medical attention for a juvenile who sustained a broken jaw during an altercation after she allegedly provided alcohol to a group of minors.More >>
    A Lafayette woman is sought by police for refusing to provide medical attention for a juvenile who sustained a broken jaw during an altercation after she allegedly provided alcohol to a group of minors.More >>
  • Superintendent investigation Update

    Superintendent investigation Update

    The investigation into Lafayette Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper continues. At a Lafayette Parish School Board meeting Thursday night, the board voted to accept a report compiled by their attorney, which could put Dr. Cooper's job in jeopardy. But to him, it's all politics. More >>
    The investigation into Lafayette Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper continues. At a Lafayette Parish School Board meeting Thursday night, the board voted to accept a report compiled by their attorney, which could put Dr. Cooper's job in jeopardy. But to him, it's all politics. More >>
Powered by WorldNow

1808 Eraste Landry Rd, PO Box 90665,
Lafayette LA 70509

Telephone: 337.981.4823
Fax: 337.984.8323
Email: tip10@klfy.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Louisiana, Inc. A Media General Company.