Gov. Expected To Lift Delay In New Uniform Construction Codes

Torrential Rains Bring Historic Floods To Southern Louisiana

An executive order issued by Governor John Bel Edwards that delayed the July 1st implementation of uniform construction codes in Louisiana is expected to be rescinded this week.

The Advocate reports that the goal of hastening rebuilding after the August 2016 floods has, for the most part, been achieved.

The delay of the codes taking effect has had a significant adverse impact, stalling a lot of construction work across the state including upward of $700 million worth in New Orleans.

Edwards is expected to allow the new codes to take effect by the end of this year.

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