Question and Answer of the Week
From Thursday, August 8, 2013
Good afternoon, Pat.
I first want to thank you for your very valuable leadership to the parish, and congratulate you on what seems to be a great administrative transition.
All this Galvan stuff aside, I bet that I am only one of several thousand parish residents that are wondering why ‘patching’ the Causeway stretch of US 190 between Hwy 22 and I-12 is the best we can get the state to do. It is, indeed, in deplorable condition. But am I wrong to believe that it is one of the most traveled stretches in the parish and only gets ‘patching’ versus ‘re-surfacing’ ?????
Response From Parish President Pat Brister
Thank you for writing to ‘Ask Pat’. I am responding at the request of President Brister.
Thank you for your kind words. President Brister enjoys serving the residents of St. Tammany and I am sure you will continue to see great things.
As you already know, the project you mentioned is a State project. I have spoken to the Parish’s Project Manager to answer your questions. The Highway 190 (I-12 to Highway 22) project involves a total overlay of the roadway as well as the construction of additional auxiliary lanes to help move traffic to the exits. The patch work that is occurring right now is preparatory work before they start the larger construction project. As soon as the prep work is complete they will start the larger construction. The total estimated length of the project is 150 calendar days, this number doesn’t take into account weather conditions. If you have any more questions I would suggest contact our local DOTD Office at (985) 893-6223.
Thank you again. If there is anything else I can help you with please don’t hesitate to contact our office again.