St. Tammany Parish Officials Announce Completion of $3.7 Million Bootlegger Road Project in the Covington Area— Road is Open
St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper announced the $3.7 million Bootlegger Road (formerly Highway 1085) bridge replacement and road enhancement project in the Covington area is complete. Bootlegger Road was officially opened Friday morning, May 8, 2020 to vehicular traffic.
“We are happy to announce the completion of this project. This essential investment in our infrastructure will provide multiple uses and will enhance traffic flow between Hwy. 21 and Hwy 1077. It also provides a safe option for physical activity and walkability in the area,” Cooper said. “We appreciate the patience of residents of our community during this important infrastructure improvement project.”
The project included complete replacement of the bridge over Timber Branch Creek just east of the Weston Glen subdivision; a complete mill and overlay from the roundabout at Highway 1077 northeast on Bootlegger Road up to Highway 21; and the construction of a recreational path for non-motorized use on the south side of Bootlegger Road from Francis Road to Highway 21. Magee Excavation and Development completed the project.
The roadway is now officially open. Crews have minimal items to complete which could disrupt traffic on the road in the coming weeks. The road is expected to remain open while these items are complete.
To learn more about this, and any other road or drainage projects in your area that your Parish Government is working on , sign up for Parish emails at www.stpgov.org.
PHOTO A: Left to Right: Brian Hill, Baker Pile Drive ; Lucas Hill , Baker Pile Drive; Robert Baker , Baker Pile Drive; Blake Roussel, Stanley Consultants ; St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper; Jason Cambre; St. Tammany Parish Government Project Engineer; Jay Watson, Parish Engineer, St. Tammany Parish Government; Chris Corvers, Project Manager , St. Tammany Parish Government
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