DPW UPDATE – 5/26/15
Roadway blacktopping report – this year 35.3 miles of Parish Maintained roads are scheduled to be blacktopped; to date 33% 21/63 of the total number roads have been blacktopped
DOTD Road Transfer Program – Choctaw & Dummyline Roads were accepted by DOTD. These roads are on the DOTD maintenance program; they are the responsibility of the State; as a result we are working with DOTD to repair segments of each road that are in disrepair and install new cross-culverts as needed.
Harvey Road Bridge – the grant to fund the reconstruction and mitigation of this bridge has been approved by FEMA. The funds will compensate the Parish DPW program for the materials, labor and equipment performed by the Parish Crew.
Franklinton Library Parking Lot & Sidewalk – the parking capacity for the Franklinton Branch has been doubled; the traffic pattern will be marked as One Way when new lines, signs and traffic markings are established.
Mosquito Season – this is the time of year that the mosquito population proliferates as the heat and rain bear upon us. My office receives calls from residents inquiring about mosquito abatement. A Parishwide spraying program would prove ineffective and very expensive; the land mass of the parish is comprised of 676 square miles. The Parish Roads / Rights of Way occupy approximately one tenth of one percent of the total land mass. Spraying over such a small area will not abate mosquitoes on private property as resident’s desire.
The incorporated Municipalities of the parish do have spraying programs that are effective for the more densely populated sections.
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