The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announced recently the completion of the Grand Isle Bayside Breakwaters project.
According to CPRA, the project will close a large gap in the protective breakwater alignment on the bayside of Grand Isle.
During construction, workers installed thousands of yards of a permeable geotextile fabric as the base to hold 62,426 tons of rock riprap.
The 17 new rock breakwaters now form 17 350-foot-long structure that completes the existing chain of bayside breakwaters and provides protection to the back side of the island.
The whole project, estimated at $6.5 million, was fully funded by the CPRA.
The Grand Isle Independent Levee District managed the construction of the breakwater alignment along a one-mile stretch.