70°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Sun
76°
67°
80%
Mon
86°
64°
20%
Tue
82°
57°
10%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

$1.2M allocated for work on road to Lamar-Dixon

1 year ago Friday, February 07, 2014 5:10:02 AM CST February 07, 2014 Friday, February 07 2014 Feb 7, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press

DONALDSONVILLE - Developing a "shovel ready" proposal to build a key outlet for Lamar-Dixon Expo Center will cost four times more than Ascension Parish officials first thought.

But the Parish Council voted without opposition Thursday to spend $1.2 million on design and land acquisition for the 1-mile road that would tie South St. Landry Avenue to an existing road that reaches La. 44.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1c9ZW4r ) Parish President Tommy Martinez has said the project must be shovel ready so he can seek federal funding this year to build the $12 million to $15 million road.

Last month, Sheriff Jeff Wiley called the proposed road the "single most important upgrade" the parish could do for Lamar-Dixon because of long-term concerns about moving people in and out of the facility.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
Not Available
70°
69°
Sun
T-Storms
76°
67°
Mon
Partly Cloudy
86°
64°
Tue
Mostly Sunny
82°
57°
Wed
Mostly Sunny
81°
59°