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Bonin Road Construction Complaints


A Youngsville resident is complaining about the roadwork on Bonin Road. The city agreed to leave one lane open to local traffic. However, Susan Kroungold says it's a far cry from a smooth ride. In fact, she took her discontent to the Youngsville city council last week.

"That's the only road that goes to my subdivision. I have no other alternative" says Susan Kroungold.

Youngsville City Councilman Ken Ritter admits that the reconstruction of Bonin Road has been an inconvenience, an inconvenience for residents like Susan Kroungold.

Kroungold lives in the Woodcrest Subdivision right smack in the middle of the road construction. Kroungold says the road left for local residents to use is just flat out un-usable.

"They are not grading the road at all. We're riding a roller coasters. They have the speed limit at 15. You can't go above five. When it rains the road floods."

Kroungold says there are 50 plus homes in her subdivision. And with each home having at least one car that's one road with constant traffic.

"I have no problem with them widening the Bonin Road, but take care of the people that are living there and have to travel it every day."

Councilman Ritter says the city is taking the necessary steps to resolve the problem. Ritter admits that the road project on Bonin is massive and can be frustrating to deal with.

"We asked our engineer to meet with the contract to do a better job of grading the road."

The city anticipates that Bonin Road should be complete by mid or late summer. That's a deadline that at least one resident is eager to see come and go.

The residents are going to be pleased once the work is done, not only are they being reconstructed but closing the ditches on each side, and adding sidewalks" says Councilman Ritter.

The 3 million dollar road reconstruction project includes Chemin Metairie Parkway. It's schedule to take place once the Bonin Road is complete.

Renee Allen

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