City-Parish officials will mark the completion of the $11.8 million Comite Drive Project during a ceremony Thursday.

The Comite Drive project widens the previous two-lane open ditch roadway and provides a two-lane, curb-and-gutter roadway with a continuous center turn lane from Plank Road to the Comite River. The project includes sidewalks on both sides of the road, a widened six-foot shoulder for enhanced bicycle access along the roadway, and the installation of a new public sanitary sewer system to address current and future capacity needs for the area.

Other improvements provided by the project include the construction of a new 125-foot bridge over White Bayou, roadway grade improvements to maintain safe travel during potential flooding along White Bayou, and intersection improvements at Comite Drive and Plank Road. Together, all improvements included within the Comite Drive project help to address capacity needs for the area while providing an improved west-east connection between Hooper Road and Plank Road.