Ascension Parish has entered a critical period of its history. The Parish and its citizens have enjoyed population and economic growth. In order to maximize the benefits from this growth and to continue to attract additional economic opportunities in the future, the infrastructure across the Parish must be comprehensive, multi-modal, and supportive of the overarching vision the Parish leadership has for the future. The Parish has created the Move Ascension program of transportation projects to jump start their long-term transportation improvement program. The Move Ascension initiative is a multi-million dollar transportation infrastructure improvement program developed to safely move traffic within and across Ascension Parish.

On this page you will find information about the program financials, a list of participating contractors, and a “FAQ” or answers to a series of Frequently Asked Questions. Also, check the Status page for a snapshot of the current program status.

Program Financials

Total Funds committed through the 1st Quarter of 2021

Phase spacer Funds
Engineer Design $11,424,105
Right-of-Way $3,473,230
Utility Relocations $1,090,414
Environmental $151,450
Construction $9,170,965
Inspection Services $499,853
Materials Testing $86,146
TOTAL $25,896,163

pie chart of financials

Participating Contractors

The list below is subject to change and was last updated October 14, 2021.

Program Management Team spacer Design Consultants spacer Construction firms to Date
HNTB T. Baker Smith Traffic Commander, LLC
CSRS Shread-Kurykendall LA Contracting Enterprise, LLC
Civix GSA Richard Price Contracting Co.
ELOS Environmental Buchart-Horn Command Construction
Franklin Associates Volkert Boone Services, LLC
Quality Engineering and Surveying, Inc. SJB Group Kort’s Construction Services, Inc.
Hartman Engineers Magee Excavation & Development LLC
Evans-Graves Hendrick Construction, Inc.
Meyer Engineers


Clicking the questions below reveals answers about the Move Ascension program. If your question is not listed, we invite you to submit it via the Contact page.

1. What is a Safety Widening?

2. Traffic Study, Impact Study, Operational Analysis -- What's the difference?

3. What is the Pre-Construction Phase?

4. Can you explain the differences between road repair, road rehabilitation and road reconstruction?

5. What determines how an intersection is improved?

6. Are any property taxes dedicated to capital road improvements?

7. What local tax dollars are spent on road improvements?

8. Why did Ascension Parish have to sell $25 million in bonds?

9. Why does the Parish have to pay to relocate Utilities for improvements?

If you haven’t found the answer for your question please feel free to contact us. Our staff will be happy to help you.