St. Landry Parish, La. (KLFY) - The ride to and from work is getting smoother and smoother in St. Landry Parish as the first two phases of an ambitious parishwide "Smooth Ride Home" road rebuilding are completed and now officials have annouced that they are nearing the start of phrase three.
"Smooth Ride is a visionary plan that Parish President Bill Fontenot says should be a model for the state and the nation.
"It's better than the U.S. or the state in my opinion," he said.
"We are upgrading our roads to a standard that will last for many, many years to come. This is work that has been needed for decades."
The list for phrase three consist of 70 miles of parish roads which will now bring the total miles paved under the parish' s Smooth Ride Home Program to 280 miles at a cost of approximately$ 65 million dollars since August of 2014.
The roadwork was made possible by a ( two) penny sales tax in rural St. Landry Parish that was approved by the voters in October 2013.
SMOOTH RIDE HOME, ST. LANDRY PARISH, PHASE IIIA PROJECT INCLUDES:
Albert Road From Daniel Meche Road to Dead End
Bailey Road From Lanclos Road to Dead End
Choctaw Road @End of Pavement( west) to 1, 965 L. F. to north/ east
Country Ridge Road From LA. Hwy. 31 to 1- 49
Credeur Road From LA. Hwy. 93 to Gills Road
Daniel Meche Road From Hwy. 742 to Albert Road
Devillier Road From Lanclos Road to Old School Road
Dufilho Road From LA. Hwy. 357 to Charles Fisher Road
East Prudhomme Lane From Opel. Corp. Limits to U. S Hwy. 190
Federal Road From MLK Jr. Drive Ext. to Government Road
Harry Babineaux Lane From Wisdom Road to Dead End
Hidalgo Road From Federal Road to Dead End
Honey Lane From LA. Hwy. 3043 to Federal Road
Hypolite Miller Road From LA. Hwy. 356 to LA.Hwy. 754
Lala Road From Lanclos Road to Dead End
Lanclos Road From LA. Hwy. 741 to Dead End
Longwood Drive From LA. Hwy. 182 to Last House
Lucien Richard Road From Old School Road to Devillier Road
M. L. K. Jr. Extension From LA.. Hwy. 749 to Federal Road
Mallet Road From Old School Road to Seven Arpents Road
McCarthy Lane From LA. Hwy. 357 to Beverly Road
Miller Road From Montgomery Road to LA. Hwy. 182
National Road From LA. Hwy. 3043 to Dead End
Rayne Road From LA. Hwy. 103 to 10, 722' to south
River Birch Road From LA.Hwy. 357 to Nap Lane
Savoie Road From LA. Hwy. 93( south) to LA. Hwy. 93( north)
Seven Arpents Road From Mallet Road to Old School Road
Wisdom Road From Desiree Road to U. S. Hwy. 190