Signalization

Churchpoint Rd. at Roddy Rd. Roundabout

This improvement will construct a new roundabout at the intersection Churchpoint and Roddy Roads. The project has been restarted with Final Design being almost complete. Right-of-way acquisition is underway and when complete the Utility Relocation will begin.

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Roundabouts

Roundabouts have been gaining popularity in Louisiana over the past fifteen years. Statewide, 52 had been constructed on state or local routes as of February 2019, with 116 more proposed! Roundabouts are also called “continuous flow” intersections because they eliminate the traffic light and allow vehicles to continue moving, slowly and carefully, through the intersection. Safety is greatly improved as officials have documented large reductions in crash-related injuries or fatalities.

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Project Funding

Move Ascension projects are partially paid for by a portion of sales tax and from $25 million in municipal bond sales, in addition to State funding through DOTD. Move Ascension is designed to work in collaboration with state highway improvements to provide capacity upgrades for parish corridors that see high usage.

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Project Life-Cycle

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.

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Airline Hwy. Signal Sync

This task order is a planning effort to facilitate better traffic flow along Airline Highway - one of Ascension Parish’s major corridors. The signalization of 19 intersections was studied.

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Ashland Rd. to South St Landry Ave. Connector

A new 2-lane roadway connector is being constructed from S. St. Landry Ave. to Ashland Road just above Lamar Dixon Expo Center. The project is about one-half mile in length.

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Babin Rd. Bridge Replacement over Bayou Narcisse

Babin Road west of Airline Highway crosses the railroad track and then Bayou Narcisse as it proceeds to K.C. Road. This project will replace the bridge over Bayou Narcisse.

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Braud Rd. at Germany Rd. Roundabout

This project will upgrade a 4-way stop-controlled intersection at Braud Road and Germany Road to a roundabout which will improve traffic flow through the intersection.

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C Braud Rd. Safety Widening (LA 73 to Bluff Rd)

This project will widen C Braud Rd. for safety improvement from Bluff Road to LA Hwy 73. The project is approximately 1 mile in length.

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Duplessis Rd. Safety Widening

This project will widen Duplessis Rd. from US 61 (Airline Highway) to LA 73.

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