Street Repairs Have Begun

Work to repair sewer lines under East Carroll Street is underway.  On Monday, crews began digging up the street surface to get to the sewer pipe below.  Coushatta Mayor, Dr. Johnny Cox said it will take about 60 days to complete the job.

Cox said it has taken so long to begin the work, “because Coushatta did not have the money.  We had to request special funding because the job is over $270,000.  We had to get some state emergency funding to help with the construction.”

Back in June the town received the first half of over $660,000 in funds from the Governor’s office.  It was allocated from over $315,000,000 given to the state in COVID Relief Funds.  The town will get the second half next June.

Meanwhile, Mayor Cox said, “The total rehab of the town’s water system is underway.  We are rebuilding the system all over town.  Also, the areas outside the town that get water from the town system will be included in the new system.” 

First water pipe is being buried along US 71 north of Coushatta to the new fire station.  You will notice the construction zones and blue pipe laid along the side of the roadway.

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