LaDOTD Includes a Plaquemines Parish Project on Its Statewide Projects List

The Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development is spending close to $82 million dollars on 16 projects in infrastructure around the state of Louisiana. These state-wide projects include work that will be done in Plaquemines Parish. The sixteen projects will be prioritized by road/bridge condition, the urgency of improvements, type/volume of traffic, crash records, unforeseeable emergencies that caused damage, and several other factors.

The project that will be done in Plaquemines will receive around $1.2 million that will go to build a left-turn lane on Woodland Highway (LA 406) at Green Trails Drive which is the entryway to Parks of Plaquemines. The project will be listed as a “Congestion Mitigation and Safety” project.

The project stems from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Programs Directory under the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program. This program funds States for projects they will complete to ease traffic congestion and improve air quality.

“This is a really good project. {LaDOTD} is helping with our infrastructure along the Woodland Highway corridor to alleviate some of the traffic issues we’ve been having,” district 2 council member Beau Black said.

The project will include building a roundabout at the intersection of E Edward Herbert and Woodland Highway. There will also be an addition of a right turn that goes northbound at the intersection of LA 23 and Woodland Highway. Black feels that this project will be a great addition to the community. There have been major traffic jams and accidents in the area and he hopes this will alleviate some of these troubles.

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