Asphaltic reconstruction, overlay improvements proceed in July

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

As part of the 2017 Asphaltic Reconstruction & Overlay Improvements Project, the Department of Transportation & Engineering will coordinate with Coastal Bridge Contractors to reconstruct the following roads:

1. Annie Oak Drive / Veronique Drive—Beginning July 10

2. Whitfield Road—Beginning July 13

3. Bourgeois Road—Beginning July 17

4. Tillotson Road / Aikens Road—Beginning July 20

This is the first phase of much needed reconstruction projects to keep Ascension moving safely,” said President Kenny Matassa. “A second phase will proceed this year with an additional set of roadways as approved by the Council.”

The estimated completion for all four roads is 50 days, depending upon weather and site conditions.

The entire length of each road will be totally reconstructed starting with the road base. The contractor is currently working on the replacement of cross drains. Construction activities include pipe replacement, soil cement operations, and asphalt overlay.

Roads will be temporarily reduced to one lane during construction activities. Motorists and residents should expect delays when traveling down any of the listed roads.

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