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May 9, 2013 8:39 AM by Kristen Holloway

Youngsville Road Construction

Tonight the Youngsville City Council will take up the issue of failing road construction in neighborhoods, with this ordinance, they're trying to figure out how they can make higher quality roads in neighborhoods after so many road failures happening in such as short amount of time.

The city council wants developers to follow new standards. First by increasing how much asphalt and concrete is laid on the ground and investigating soil conditions to determine what type of road will be most suitable for Youngsville neighborhoods. Also inspecting the road after is done and increasing the warranty period before the city takes ownership.

"Its a concern of I think everyone in Youngsville today since we're growing so fast we're really taking a look at how we're growing and where we're growing and we want to make sure that roads we're acquiring through private development like neighborhoods are built to last," said Youngsville City Councilman Ken Ritter.

This ordinance is up for final adoption. The vote takes place tonight during the council meeting at 6p.m.

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