Ascension Parish transportation master plan public meeting scheduled

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Ascension Parish Government will host a public meeting in September to solicit input on identifying transportation needs for inclusion in a transportation master plan.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center Gymnasium, 9039 S. St Landry Ave., Gonzales.

This is part of the “Move Ascension” initiative, a multi-million dollar construction project designed to improve transportation parish-wide over the next 25-years. The Ascension Parish Transportation Master Plan will identify existing and future transportation needs, provide recommendations that address prioritized transportation needs, and determine what resources may be necessary and available to successfully implement those recommendations.

The goals of the long-range transportation plan are to improve safety, congestion, mobility and road conditions for all users while addressing short-term and long-term needs, supporting economic development and maximizing use of available funding.

Move Ascension is designed to work in collaboration with the recently announced state highway improvements to provide capacity upgrades for parish corridors that see high usage,” said Parish President Kenny Matassa.

This is the first of two planned public meetings for the Transportation Master Plan.

Contributed by Ascension Parish Government