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St. Tammany Parish President asks LADOTD to Address Traffic Issues

Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President, has asked District Engineer Administrator for LADOTD, in a letter to insist that mitigative measures be implemented to ease congestion issues resulting from the Highway 190 improvements in the Covington area.

“We are just as frustrated as everyone else, because we drive these roads every day too. We are not the project lead, but we can communicate these frustrations through to our partners at LADOTD, and request corrective action. I made this very clear in my letter,” said Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President. “This is a $9.1 million project based on traffic studies, and relevant data, which will ultimately increase traffic flow and capacity, but as we all know that with long-term improvements, there are sometimes short-term problems that arise.”

Brister has asked LADOTD to consider every preventative option available including avoiding certain aspects of work at peak times. She also asked that they respond with their plans moving forward, to prevent these types of delays as the project comes to completion.

Brister went on to say, “With the widening of the Bogue Falaya Bridge to begin in mid-2020, I encourage every resident to stay abreast of plans put forth by LADOTD; offer their input when asked to do so; attend public meetings;  and sign up for emails from Parish Government, where we share these LADOTD updates. I also encourage everyone to drive courteously and with care, with full attention to the road.”

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