Aug 15, 2011 10:21 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - The DeSoto Parish Police Jury is near completion of one of the most ambitious road repair programs it ever has undertaken.
Increased tax revenue and budgeted expenditures have allowed the parish governing body to spend approximately $21 million on road and related improvements, representing 80 different parish roads spread over about 120 miles. Each of the 11 Police Jury districts is touched in some way.
Parish Administrator Steve Brown tells The Times about 80 percent of the work is done and should be complete by late September.