Soon after the new year, the City of Natchitoches will try a technique at the corner of Texas Street and Second Street to correct storm water runoff from continuing to cause structural damage to the street at this location. Across the state, municipalities are using pervious concrete in locations to address storm water runoff. Pervious concrete is a porous concrete which allows water from precipitation and other sources to pass directly through the voids created, reducing the runoff from a site.
The cure time is 10 days and the public will be notified of the street closure when the project begins. Pervious concrete does require routine maintenance which will consist of City crews pressure washing and street sweeping to keep the pores open, allowing water to travel to the City’s storm water drains.