Holly Beach Facelift
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal visited Holly Beach Monday as state and local officials highlighted a shoreline restoration project there. The project is meant to restore miles of eroded beach due to hurricanes Rita and Katrina. The restoration project mines sand from federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico and transports it onto the Cameron Parish shoreline, restoring a beach that was eroded to the point of threatening the only east-west highway in the parish and one of the main routes for evacuations, State Highway 82/27. The $45.8 million project is being paid for entirely with state funds set aside for shoreline restoration by Governor Jindal and the Legislature. Since the project started earlier this year, 1.2 million cubic yards of sand have been pumped to build the first three miles of beach and dune.
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