Construction is underway for the new roundabout in Scott near Interstate 10. It's to be located on La. Highway 93 across from frontage road. The Department of Transportation and Development says the project is $2.3 million.
Mayor Morrison says DOTD is working on lane adjustments; because cars will have to enter and exit the roundabout at a lower speed. "This won't be bent. They're going to do some improvements here. The traffic will have a double lane. You can continue and the other car can continue also."
Richard Dunbar's workplace on Frontage Road provides a window view of the interstate. To him the roundabout is what this area needs. "All times of the day people coming in from different roads to try to get on I-10 and get off of I-10. It makes a huge difference."
Business owners along the construction site hope to see a huge difference too. Business owner Nayan Patel says the roundabout will hopefully solve a few problems. "People always make a mistake and turn back on the highway and go to the next exit. It will be great for us."
Construction on the actual roundabout is expected to begin in January - after the holidays. The mayor tells us that a temporary road on Frontage will be built.
"You will still be able to get around very easily. You won't have to go through the construction. Everything will be very user friendly for the people to come into the community," says Mayor Morrison.