Road improvement work is continuing in Opelousas, under the city’s S.T.A.R.T. 2018 initiative. Residents welcome the repairs.
If you travel down Mary Ann Road in Opelousas, you’ll notice a similar trend of cars slowing down to avoid pot holes.
"It floods a lot and there’s constantly always pot holes in it," Amelia Pitre of Opelousas said. " People constantly have to stop to let other traffic go. It’s really inconvenient."
However, it’s a sight that won’t be there too much longer. Just over a hand full of streets in Opelousas will be stripped and repaved through their emergency capital improvement projects.
According to the city, more than $200,000 will be spent to repair Mary Ann Road alone. That work will begin August 6th.
Also on the list to be completed, bridge replacements, sewer upgrades, and water repairs.
"I think it would be nice to have fixed roads," Pitre said.
The city has released a proposed budget plan for the 2018-2019 year. You can click here for more information.