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Worst road in parish now the best

1 year 2 months 4 weeks ago July 28, 2015 Jul 28, 2015 Tuesday, July 28 2015 July 28, 2015 10:28 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

DENHAM SPRINGS - Years after becoming one of the most dreaded roads in Livingston Parish, South Point Drive is now a beacon of hope.

The street, which was compared to streets in war-torn countries like Iraq by some who live on it, has been repaved. A Livingston Parish official proudly showed off the work Tuesday afternoon.

"This has been a long time coming," Joan Landry said. Landry represents the people who live in South Point, off Highway 16, on the Livingston Parish Council. "I've gotten so many Facebook messages from people thanking me for putting this road on the list, and it'll be great for this community."

People argued the swiss cheese-like street was bringing down property values.

"It's wonderful," a resident laughed when asked about the change.

Thirty-nine other streets in Livingston Parish are expected to get similar work, part of a $4.47 million road overlay project.


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