More than likely, visitors to Lamar Dixon will be just as high in numbers as for the recent Hot Air Balloon Festival. But now drivers have two options rather than one when heading back towards I-10.

The parish should be commended for repairing the approach to Edenborne Extension just two days before the Flambeaux Festival.

Parish President Kenny Matassa meant it today at a press conference when he said, "Go drive on it."

The potholes have been filled. The parish admits it is a temporary fix, but the road actually belongs to the City of Gonzales. Eventually it will be repaired in entirety. For now, drivers heading to Lamar Dixon for the fest this weekend should be pleasantly surprised.

Parish President Matassa with the cooperation of the City of Gonzales used state appropriated funds meant to help municipalities with road projects to fund the job, according to Communications Director Kyle Gautreau.

They moved very quickly on the project.

More than likely, visitors to Lamar Dixon will be just as high in numbers as for the recent Hot Air Balloon Festival. But now drivers have two options rather than one when heading back towards I-10.

This should quell recent concerns shown this week after Ascension Parish cut the ribbon on the new Edenborne Extension, which connects West Edenborne Parkway to South St. Landry Avenue near the Lamar Dixon Expo Center.

Negative comments were made to the Weekly Citizen on Facebook about the condition of this approach to the new extension, so we drove out there Wednesday to check it out. We noticed that the road in question was certainly in poor shape. It was cracked with potholes that could do serious damage to a vehicle if the driver was not extra careful.

West Edenborne Parkway branches off of Highway 44 and serves as the main artery towards River Parishes Community College (RPCC). The road was under several inches of water following the August flood. That didn't help its condition any.

But all that is gone for now. Do not fear this route if attending the festival this weekend. Edenborne Extension looks as good as any new road, and it should serve the public well for the near future.