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Livingston Parish votes to move forward with road projects

4 years 1 week 1 day ago Tuesday, March 17 2015 Mar 17, 2015 March 17, 2015 9:26 PM March 17, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Brittany Weiss

LIVINGSTON - The parish council approved a road overlay project list Tuesday night after more than a year of arguments and delays.

Dozens of roads in the parish need major repairs. A special meeting was called over concerns about whether or not the road list followed state law.

Ultimately, parish attorney Christopher Moody said the list can be implemented.

It means people, like those living along Chene Blanc Road, will see results. The Chinquapin Campsites Homeowners Association has fought to get repairs made to the road in their community. Tuesday, they learned their road, full of pot holes, gravel and bumps is scheduled to be fixed the first week of September.

Thirty-nine of 65 roads on the parish priority list are set for repair this year. Some of the criteria for the roads to make the list include road condition, traffic, connection to state roads and geographic location.

Not every road will be taken care but Goff believes all the roads on the list that meet the criteria will be fixed eventually.

"You know, we just got to keep moving forward and giving the people the confidence that we're going to do the roads that need to be done and that we're not going to turn our backs on the ones that are smaller, but it just might not be quite as quick about getting to those," he said.

Construction on the $4.45 million project will likely begin later this month and is expected to be complete by October. Sherwood Lane, Karli Lane, Ross Trail and Trapper Run will be repaired first.

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