May 20, 2013 10:19 AM by AP/CS
SCOTT, La. (AP) - The city of Scott is moving north.
Pat Logan, who oversees planning for the city, tells The Advocate work is expected to begin next month on a $1.2 million project to extend city water and sewer lines under Interstate 10 to serve undeveloped tracts north of the interstate.
Hotels, restaurants and retail stores have been crowding in along the south side of I-10 near the Scott exit, but the lack of frontage roads and water lines have kept growth in check on the other side of the highway.
Logan says one of the main reasons for extending the water lines is the 44-acre Destination Pointe commercial development that is planned for the northwest corner of the I-10 interchange at Scott.