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Highway 74 partially closed until mid-October due to road construction

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GONZALES - Starting Monday, part of Highway 74 in Ascension Parish will be closed for a month, weather permitting, due to roadwork. 

According to DOTD, a $9 million project is taking place to revitalize LA 74 and improve drainage along Bayou Narcisse. After the historic flood in 2016, people in Ascension are happy to see the work being done.

“Well actually, the things they are doing is great for the parish because in 2016, I’m sure you remember we were like fish in the water. And this is going to help us, that’s great things for Ascension," said Kamal Zaher, owner of Kamal's Kafe on LA 74. 

Crews have begun removing and upgrading drainage structures in the bayou. The road is set to reopen on Oct. 17 if the roadwork stays on schedule.

If you need to take a detour, DOTD recommends taking Coon Trap Road to Burnside Avenue, and then to Airline Highway. 


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