DOTD begins resurfacing project in WBR, PC

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) recently announced, as part of the Quality Surface Program, the start of construction of a $6.7 million project to resurface 8.3 miles of La. 417 and 2.6 miles of La. 982 in Pointe Coupee and West Baton Rouge parishes.

The roadway segments being resurfaced during the project include:

· La. 417 from La. 10 to 0.5 miles south of the Morganza levee in Pointe Coupee Parish

· La. 417 from La. 973 to La. 418 in Pointe Coupee Parish

· La. 982 from the West Baton Rouge Parish line to La. 416 in Pointe Coupee Parish

· La. 982 from La. 415 to the Pointe Coupee Parish line in West Baton Rouge Parish

"Improving roadways in Louisiana helps to strengthen our economy, which is why we continue to make these investments a top priority," said DOTD Secretary Sherri H. LeBas. "Upgrading our rural roads help make our state more attractive for new business investments, and most importantly, makes our roads safer for our families and businesses using them each day."

Work on the project is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 5, and is scheduled to finish in late spring 2014.