Ascension-Livingston Parkway public meetings slated

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced this week Ascension Parish and Livingston Parish will each hold public meetings to discuss the feasibility of a parkway between the two parishes.

The Ascension-Livingston Parkway Feasibility Study will examine the relative feasibility and impacts of constructing a new four-lane parkway and bridge crossing of the Amite River connecting U.S. Highway 190, Interstate 12 and Interstate 10.

Livingston Parish will host their public meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 6 p.m.to 8 p.m. at the Livingston Parish Health Unit. The health unit is located at 29261 South Frost Road, Livingston. For questions or to arrange disability assistance call (225) 686-2266.

Ascension Parish's meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lakeside Primary School, 16500 state Route 431, Prairieville. For questions or to arrange disability assistance call 225-450-1012.

Each meeting will be an open-house style meeting and will provide information regarding the proposed project to the public.

Parish officials and engineers, along with engineers from Burk-Kleinpeter, Inc. will be on hand to answer questions.