Detention Pond


1515 East University Avenue
Lafayette LA 70501

Phone: 337-291-8518

DIRECTOR: Chad Nepveaux


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 and Coulee Ile des Cannes (CIDC), the two largest watersheds in the Parish.  The Homewood and CIDC detention ponds are in the area of Bendel Road and Rue Fosse and along Duhon Road east of Micmac Lane and south of Ridge Road respectively, all within Lafayette Parish. 

Full buildout of all the phases of the project will consist of a minimum of two phases, with 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 4,560,000 cubic yards in the current funding allocation and up to 6,000,000 cubic yards for all phases)
  • clearing and grubbing of the sites
  • construction of flow control measures including weirs, pipes, headwalls, valves etc.

LCG’s estimated construction cost for the work associated with the current phases of the Project is $60,000,000. Funding for the remainder of the project has been included in the State's Capital Outlay current fiscal year funding and is expected that the funding will be in place prior to the exhaustion of the current funding.

Current Status

Progress on the project resumed in July after being temporarily halted by the courts. The sale of the property has been finalized and the Contractor and LCG are proceeding with the construction work. LCG, the design consultant, and the contractor have prioritized the schedule of work items. The work first will address the construction of swales and other auxiliary drainage features to provide for effective drainage of the interior of the site; grading throughout the site as well as the reestablishment of all erosion control devices; and the construction of the intake and outfall structures and other ancillary work to provide full function to the ponds adjacent to the Riverwoods Subdivision (Ponds 3 & 4). These efforts are nearly complete and the Contractor has begun excavating Pond #1.   

To view the Homewood Detention Pond plans, click here.

We will continue to provide updates as they become available.

For questions about the project, please contact

Detention Pond

Homewood Detention FAQ