The difference a foot makes: Raising the seawall

Investigating what a 12-inch seawall extension might look like from Lakeshore Drive

MANDEVILLE — A controversial $2 million plan to raise the Lake Pontchartrain seawall by a foot was presented to the public on Sept. 8, 2019, by Principal Engineering and then-Mayor Donald Villere. A recently proposed task order before the City Council on July 8, 2021, could have opened the door, some say, to the revival of this project, but that task order was pulled from consideration by the council.

Here is a video made by Mandeville Daily showing what a 12-inch addition to the top of the seawall might look like from the Lakeshore Drive road surface. Judge for yourself if such a project would have a significant impact on how the lakefront experience would or wouldn’t be altered.

Watch the video: Raising the Seawall to see what raising the seawall 12 inches might look like.


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