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City of Scott makes plans for big projects in 2018

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The City of Scott is making way for 2018 with project to better the city and its residents

According to Mayor Purvis Morrison, a new road project with the help of city council is in the works to connect major roads into Lafayette.  Breaking ground should start in June on Apollo Road and the projects first phase will continue for 12 to 18 months. The entire project is expected to take about four years to complete. Morrison says that this project has been in the work for years. 

Right now, the West Regional Library has broken ground on a new facility coming in the next year along the new route. No other businesses have been slated to build along Apollo Road, for now. Residential areas could also be a potential as this project continues on. Morrison says that he hopes that with the new road project, economic development will increase. 

"In 2018 by June or July you should see the construction of Apollo Road start. That's a big deal that this would be happening along with so many other things that we have in our city. We want to keep moving forward with our community so we can keep giving services and keep giving the best type of service we can to our citizens of Scott," Purvis explained.

Traffic, which will take motorists out of the heart of the city to Rue de Belier and Cameron Street, will be beneficial to not only Scott but the City of Lafayette, Morrison says. As this road is completed, residents will have better access to the major shopping and attractions in the City of Lafayette but it will also provide an essential route for motorists to use when evacuating for storms. 

Another project in the city, slated to begin in 2018, will take care of flooding. A regional retention system will be put in place on the West side of the city behind Westside Elementary to help with residential flooding. The three acres of land that will be given to the city, from the school board, will help hold back water not only for the Westside Elementary School but also for residents and businesses in that area.

A second retention system is also in the works on the east side of the city.  

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