Range Avenue road work moving along
DENHAM SPRINGS - Work to improve Range Avenue in Denham Springs is moving as contractors work night shifts to create a smoother ride for motorists.
The work started on the $2.2 million project in September. Contractors have only a few minor details left to complete asphalt work south of Interstate 12 near Bass Pro. Crews are now focused on concrete work north of the interstate.
"It's great. It's smooth. You don't have waves, I used to call it, when you cross the pavement to turn into our subdivision," said Denham Springs resident Darvin Ferguson. "It was very bumpy, not only here, but further south from our subdivision"
Ferguson describes the bumpy, deteriorating road as a washboard. In the past, others have called Range Avenue a roller coaster.
"Your car just bounces the whole time from joint to joint along the pavement," he said. "Every joint you hit is just a bounce, bounce, bounce in your vehicle."
The work should be finished in six months, weather permitting.