Elected officials and government employees are often asked “Why do road improvements take so long?” There are many reasons, and many correct responses because there are numerous steps in the construction or expansion of a street, bike lane, sidewalk, or even road signs or streetlights. The steps vary depending on the size and type of road, what it connects, and where it is located. Many people representing different areas of expertise must contribute their skills and knowledge to the process.
In 2018-19 Ascension Parish Government worked with key stakeholders, parish residents, and with transportation planners to develop a master plan for transportation infrastructure improvements in Ascension Parish. Work was accomplished in three phases by first identifying transportation needs, secondly developing solutions to address those needs, and lastly to refine and prioritize these solutions in a plan.