Council approves plan to build sidewalks on deadly road
BATON ROUGE - Metro Council approved two items Wednesday dealing with sidewalk construction.
The approvals allow DPW to move forward with accepting federal money to build sidewalks in Gardere and a neighborhood in North Baton Rouge. The city will used surplus money from similar projects to fund its required amount, but the federal government will be footing most of the cost.
Sidewalks will be added to the side of Gardere Lane, which currently has no designated walking path. People have been hit by cars, including a bicyclist who died.
Early estimates put the project at about $1.2 million.
A similar project was approved Wednesday also funds a sidewalk project in the Hanks Drive and Landis Drive area.
The council also approved hiring an attorney in the controversial fight over the proposed City of St. George and taxes related to the St. George Fire District.
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