Collapsed culvert shuts down Cane Market Road near Spring Lake Subdivision in Walker
WALKER - Parish officials say they hope to have a collapsed culvert on Cane Market Road completely repaired by the time school starts.
The culvert collapsed over the weekend and has since completely shut down LA 1024, about half a mile west of Spring Lake Subdivision and LA 447.
Witnesses say that two people were injured after crashing into the sunken road early Saturday morning.
The Livingston Parish Fire Protection says the state has declared it an emergency repair. Their plan is to have the road completely repaired by the beginning of the school year, which starts August 9. Officials say the repair will cost $150,000.
Officials say if repairs can't be done within that timeframe, the road will be temporarily passable for drivers.
Until repairs are complete, traffic is not allowed to pass through. DOTD advises motorists traveling westbound to take LA 447 South to LA 1025 West to LA 16 North to LA 1024. Anyone heading eastbound can use Highway 16 South to LA 1025 East to LA 447 North to LA 1024.
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