Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast
Follow our weather team on social media

State considers bypass around Bayou Corne sinkhole

3 years 11 months 4 days ago Tuesday, December 16 2014 Dec 16, 2014 December 16, 2014 5:54 AM December 16, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

BAYOU CORNE - State highway designers have settled on a preferred route for an emergency detour of Louisiana Highway 70 around the Bayou Corne-area sinkhole in Assumption Parish and will seek the public's input on the proposal Wednesday evening.

A new state analysis says the 1.09-mile route would cost $10.2 million and link Highway 70 with Louisiana Highway 69 through a route parallel to Highway 70 and about 1,000 feet north of it.

The state Department of Transportation and Development has been developing the route, as well as a much longer and far more expensive bypass.

An open house-style public hearing on the emergency detour is planned from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Assumption Community Center in Napoleonville.

More News

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
7 Days