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Crews to begin picking up debris on state highways in EBR Parish

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EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

Mayor-president Sharon Weston Broome announced Tuesday that city-parish debris removal crews are set to begin picking up eligible flood debris located in the rights-of-way along state highways.

"We understand many of our residents continue to have needs related to the collection of their flood debris following last year's devastating flooding. Our decision to pick up eligible flood debris along state routes is intended to address many of these remaining needs and provide relief to residents throughout East Baton Rouge Parish who live on state highways, helping them - like so many of us impacted by this flooding - continue on the path to full recovery," said Broome.

The debris removal is being coordinated with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) and FEMA to ensure compliance for federal reimbursement purposes. The project will include areas such as Baker, Central, and Zachary. 

Residents who were impacted by the flooding and who live along any of the following routes should move their flood debris to the curb as soon as possible:

  • Airline Hwy. (Hwy. 61)
  • Ben Hur Rd.
  • Blackwater Rd. (Hwy. 410)
  • Bluebonnet Rd. (Hwy. 1248)
  • Burbank Dr. (Hwy. 42)
  • Church St. (Hwy. 64)
  • East Central Ave. (Hwy. 1209)
  • Essen Ln. (Hwy. 3064)
  • Florida Blvd. (Hwy. 190)
  • Gardere Ln. (327 Spur)
  • Greenwell Springs Rd. (Hwy. 37)
  • Highland Rd. (Hwy. 42)
  • Hwy. 19
  • Hooper Rd. (Hwy. 408)
  • Jefferson Hwy. (Hwy. 73)
  • Joor Rd. (Hwy. 946)
  • Lavey Ln. (Hwy. 3006)
  • Liberty Rd. (Hwy. 409)
  • Magnolia Bridge Rd. (Hwy. 3034)
  • Main St. (Hwy. 64)
  • Mount Pleasant-Zachary Rd. (Hwy. 64)
  • Nicholson Dr. (Hwy. 30)
  • Old Baker Rd. (Hwy. 1209)
  • Old Hammond Hwy. (Hwy. 426)
  • Old Scenic Hwy. (Hwy. 964)
  • O'Neal Ln. (Hwy. 3245)
  • Perkins Rd. (Hwy. 427)
  • Perkins Rd. E (Hwy. 427)
  • Plank Rd. (Hwy. 67)
  • Pride-Baywood Rd. (Hwy. 409)
  • Riley Rd. (Hwy. 409)
  • Samuels Rd. (Hwy. 61)
  • Scenic Hwy. (Hwy. 61)
  • Scotland-Zachary Hwy. (Hwy. 19)
  • Siegen Ln. (Hwy. 3246)
  • Sullivan Rd. (Hwy. 3034)
  • Thomas Rd. (Hwy. 423)
  • Wax Rd. (Hwy. 3034)
  • Zachary-Deerford Rd. (Hwy. 64)
  • Zachary-Slaughter Hwy. (Hwy. 19)

Construction/reconstruction and waste materials remain ineligible for FEMA reimbursement and will not be picked up by city-parish debris removal crews. The disposal of these materials is the responsibility of the homeowner and/or the contractor. Homeowners can take these materials to the North Landfill, located at 16001 Samuels Rd. 

Crew with EBR Parish have already collected 1.92 million cubic yards of debris, making it one of the largest flood debris removal efforts ever. For more information about the city-parish's debris removal program, click here.

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