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Some of the worst roads could be repaired in weeks

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Posted: Feb 17, 2014 10:59 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Feb 17, 2014 10:59 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: roads, livingston, construction, council, government

LIVINGSTON- After months of deadlock, the parish council and parish president in Livingston Parish agreed on hiring a road engineer to prioritize roads that need to be resurfaced and leaders will begin meeting with the engineer this week.

First, Layton Ricks will meet with the agency hired to make a list of roads to be fixed. Then, Ricks will present the contract to the parish council, which is expected to be ready for the next parish council meeting in less than two weeks.

The engineer, Burk-Kleinpeter, along with the council, will decide which roads to overlay, an issue that has embroiled the parish government in controversy. Leaders have fought over how to select an engineer and know will have to work together to select the roads to be fixed.

As much as $3.8 million is set aside for the overlay project, which could smooth up to 12 miles of highway.

Road construction could begin as early as the end of March or the beginning of April.
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