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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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Street repairs in the works for some areas of the parish

Street repairs in the works for some areas of the parish

Some $9 million worth of street improvements are planned for the central and north Lafourche areas, officials said.

That work is in addition to more than $5 million in pump station improvements already on the drawing board.

According to a report in the Daily Comet, money for the work comes from $25 million in bonds sold last year. The bonds, essentially a government-issued IOU, will be repaid over two decades using sales tax money earmarked for District A, the part of Lafourche north of the Valentine community.

Engineering firms T. Baker Smith and Duplantis Design Group will map out the exact repairs needed on Market Road, Mill Road North, Fourth Street, Fifth Street, Bowie Road, Edgewood Drive, Julia Street, Holly Street, Gwynn Street, Edley Street, Park Drive, Wisteria Drive, various streets in Highland Lakes subdivision, Winder Road, Lasseigne Road, Pertuit Lane, Plaisance Drive, Bayou Blue Bypass Road, Crest Street, Eagle Island Road, Ash Street, Central Lafourche Drive, Cypress Street, Danos Street, Easy Street, Hospital Drive, North Oak Street, Queen Street, St. Ann Street, St. Anthony Street, St. Louis Street, Sugarland Street, Twin Oaks, Williams Street, and Highland Drive.

The repairs could include filling in potholes, resurfacing or reworking the foundation.

The bond money will also be used to complete drainage work identified in the parish’s master drainage plan, which was completed by T. Baker Smith last year.

That work includes about $4 million in upgrades to the Fantastic Acres and Coastal pumps in the Lockport area.