GONZALES — State highway officials say they want to hear from the public about improving five intersections along La. 44 in Gonzales and Prairieville under a project costing up to $5 million.
The work would include adding turn lanes, sidewalks and other access improvements at the intersections of La. 44 and Bayou Narcisse Road, La. 621, La. 931, Causey and Merritt Evans roads, and La. 933.
State Department of Transportation and Development officials said in a news release Friday that they will hold an open house on the Ascension Parish project from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at the parish library, 708 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales.
At the meeting, which is part of the project’s environmental assessment, DOTD officials will hear from parish residents and be available to answer questions.
Dustin Annison, DOTD spokesman, said the project is estimated to cost $2.5 million to $5 million and will be paid for primarily with federal safety dollars.
Whether intersections have left or right turn lanes or both will vary with each intersection, Annison said.
“We are in the process of finalizing preliminary plans to unveil at the meeting,” he said.
Annison said the project is expected to go to bid in summer 2016.
Mailed comments must be postmarked by June 2 and sent to LADOTD, Section 28, P.O. Box 94245, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9245.