Concrete from roads destroyed by Katrina to be reused

01/15/2012 | Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

Hurricane Katrina destroyed five miles of elevated roadways near Slidell, La., and they have since been rebuilt in the state's largest construction project ever. The broken concrete now sits in a 60-foot-tall pile on 35 acres, along with equipment storage and other buildings. The crushing operation -- to ready the concrete for a $30.4 million shoreline barrier -- has raised the ire of local residents.

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