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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Traffic light coming to busy Hwy. 3235 intersection

Traffic light coming to busy Hwy. 3235 intersection

A much-needed traffic light will be installed at the intersection of Hwy. 3235 and the Larose Connector. The signal light should be installed by late February.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has approved the placement of a traffic signal at the intersection of the Larose Connector (Hwy. 657) and Louisiana Highway 3235. 

After numerous accidents and complaints from motorists, the agency and the LA1 Coalition noted that the installation of the signal is scheduled for late February. 

In relation to the intersection, the DOTD is also in the process of beginning a year-long corridor study for all of Highway 3235 from Larose to Golden Meadow.  The in-depth study, which will cover traffic patterns at all major intersections, volume of traffic as well as vehicular speed in open as well as congested areas is scheduled to be complete early next year. 

Traffic officials are expected to take the results and recommend various enhancements to traffic flow, including possible additional traffic signals at key intersections, once the results are in.  

Shoulder improvement work has also begun on Louisiana Highway 1 between Port Fourchon and the Lafourche/Jefferson Parish line.  Workers will widen the embankment and place limestone on shoulders. 

In addition, a four-inch layer of asphalt will be placed on the highway shoulder and the highway will then be overlaid with one and a half inches of asphalt.  The work is expected to be complete in the next several weeks. 

In ongoing news regarding the construction of an elevated highway between Golden Meadow and Leeville, design plans for this section were 60 percent complete as of the end of December.

The LA1 Coalition continues to negotiate with state officials to finalize terms by which some $6 million of matching funds will be provided to the state for the project.  The coalition will then seek funds through the state’s capital outlay process to complete funding of the first portion of segment C in the phase 2 construction.