Mar 26, 2010 7:20 PM by Veronica White

New Iberia Roads To Get Makeover

Iberia Parish's roads have been a big problem for years, and the Parish Council is on its way to fixing them.

The Council started planning 2 years ago, but it has been a long process.

They met Wednesday to discuss plans and went out Friday morning through the Parish to tour the rough roads.

Council Chairman Jerome Fitch says, "There are a number of roads that got left off and we want to add those on, and possibly remove the roads that aren't in that bad shape."

They found potholes, eroding streets and narrow lanes to be prominent, especially in rural areas such as District 13.

"On the beginning of the road there's nothing but potholes, and something needs to be done, it's ridiculous," says Tammy Galtier, who lives on N. Dubois Road.

The council says they have $6 million to work with, but they need $8 million.

the money is hard to come by.

"We don't really have a dedicated fund, a significant amount of dollars, to do repairs and maintenance to the roads," says Councilman M. Larry Richard.

They will have a final vote on the list of roads in early April, and they hope to start construction by the summer.



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