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May 10, 2014 2:53 PM by AP

Mandeville seeks speed-up on highway widening

MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Mandeville City Council has approved a resolution asking the state to amend its contract with the company that is widening of U.S. Highway 190 to speed up the project.

Nola.comThe Times-Picayune reports the move is designed to help businesses that say their trade has suffered because the project is taking so long to complete.

The council's action drew criticism from a restaurant owner who bristled at the suggestion the contractor on the $11.3 million project could be given more money to complete the project sooner.

But Councilman Ernest Burguieres says the intention is not to reward the construction company, but to get the work done sooner.

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