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Preventative measures applied to nine parish roads in Opelousas

Photo: Parish President Jessie Bellard, Councilman Wayne Ardoin, and Public Works Director Barry Soileau inspecting the drainage project on St. Mary Street

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ST. LANDRY, LA – April 26, 2022

Roads in our parish are being protectively sealed this week, thanks to the Smooth Ride Home Program (Parish sales tax) and the District Nine Road and Drainage tax. The combination of both taxes fully funded the project totaling $158,186.70.

Parish President Jessie Bellard stated “our roads naturally deteriorate, so this resurfacing will keep our roads in good condition, prevent potholes, and avoid expensive repair work in the foreseeable future.” “This project is funded by a combination of the Smooth Ride Home Program and the local property taxes.” 

St. Landry Parish Government has resurfaced over 50,000 feet on nine roads in the parish this week. Micro-surfacing is a special thin surface treatment that is placed on new roads that are beginning to crack. The seal will fill in the cracks and add an additional protective measure to prevent erosion, cracks, and joints for the next several years.

The following roads have had protective seals applied to them:

  • Le Compagne St.
  • Royce St.
  • Cynthia Circle
  • St. Mary
  • St. Anthony
  • St. John
  • St. Ann
  • Meghan Dr. 
  • St. Joseph

The District Road and Drainage tax also covered drainage work done on a ditch in St. Mary Street. The ditch was deteriorating, so material was added to prevent any destruction from future storms or floods.