The Move Ascension Initiative is a multi-million dollar transportation infrastructure improvement program developed to safely move traffic within Ascension Parish. During the Master Transportation Planning Development phase, a list of Quick Start projects was identified and further separated into two phases. The Quick Start Projects, dubbed the Immediate Action Projects (IAP), were identified and further prioritized with the help of Ascension Parish’s Program Management Consultant. On August 17th, 2017 Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa requested Parish Council approval to move forward with all pre-construction activities associated with Quick Start – Immediate Action Projects.

On September 7, 2017, the first design task order was issued to begin work on the first of the Immediate Action Projects with a pre-construction deadline of December 2018.

It is the goal of this administration to start construction activities on the IAPs by the first quarter of 2019.

The Transportation Department has issued design task orders for 18 projects that are funded through to construction.  Please view the Projects page to view all MA projects in addition to task orders issued for traffic flow improvements.