Detention Pond

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

1515 East University Avenue
Lafayette LA 70501

Phone: 337-291-8518

DIRECTOR: Chad Nepveaux

HOMEWOOD DETENTION POND PROJECT

The Homewood Detention Ponds Project is part of the Bayou Vermilion Flood Control Project which consists of a series of detention ponds to provide flooding resilience along and in association with Bayou Vermilion.  The primary locations of these detention ponds are off of Homewood Drive in the area of Bendel Road and Rue Fosse and along Duhon Road east of Micmac Lane and south of Ridge Road, all within Lafayette Parish. 

Full buildout of the project will consist of a minimum of two phases but potentially more phases depending on funding and permitting. General items of work involved in the project include:

  • excavation of substantial quantities of material (up to 3,000,000 cubic yards for Phase 1 and up to 6,000,000 cubic yards for all phases)
  • clearing and grubbing of the site
  • construction of flow control measures including weirs, pipes, headwalls, valves etc.

LCG’s estimated construction cost for the work associated with all phases of the Project is up to $60,000,000.  Phase 1 is currently funded with nearly $30,000,000 of construction costs expected.  Funding for the remainder of the project is currently being requested.

Current Status

Currently, progress on the project has been temporarily halted by the courts.  As of May 4, 2022 the Contractor is prohibited from entering the property.  LCG is currently appealing the court’s ruling.  Prior to the appeal process being finalized, and in an attempt to provide some flood protection to the area, LCG is attempting to reach an agreement with the court and opposing attorneys which would allow for the Contractor to construct the intake and outfall structures and other ancillary work to provide function to Ponds 3 and 4 adjacent to the Riverwoods Subdivision; allow for the construction of swales and other auxiliary drainage features to better provide for better drainage on the property; and provide the means for securing the site with fencing, gates and other means.  We will continue to provide updates as they become available.

For questions about the project, please contact homewood@lafayettela.gov.

Detention Pond