LA 73 work to be completed by the end of summer
PRAIRIEVILLE - The construction on LA 73 is nearing an end as the contractor begins laying asphalt in Ascension Parish.
The $15.5 million dollar project was expected to be completed last year, but the deadline was extended because of utility problems and weather delays.
DOTD says the work should be completed by the end of summer, but there's some curb and cutter work left to do, as well as some paving.
Drivers aren't confident, though, in the new end date because of previous delays.
"It started a long time ago like right when I started high school," said 19-year-old Dylan Zeringue. "It's been going on and causing problems ever since."
The project is expected to make the road safer by widening the stretch of highway to three lanes, including a center turn lane.