Posted on October 13, 2020 by iwano@_84
Nearly two years after construction began, the new flyover bridge connecting I-35/80 with Highway 141 in Urbandale will open Friday, as well as other nearby traffic improvements.
Posted on October 6, 2020 by iwano@_84
MONROE, La. (KNOE) – Officials are one step closer in restoring the Cheniere Spillway and bridge.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation announced a contractor issued a bid on the project for $9.4 million.
“Because we held the state to their promise, they made a promise to replace it for free, and we held them to them and now we’re getting it replaced where it won’t cost Ouachita Parish a dime,” said Jack Clampit.
The bridge and spillway were damaged by the floods of March 2016, and DOTD agreed to fully fund the project due to an original agreement to repair the already worn out structure.
When the flood hit, Police Juror Jack Clampit said they never budgeted or requested money from FEMA because the state already told the parish they would replace it.
After years of debate and discussion,
Posted on October 5, 2020 by iwano@_84
City contractors lifted a 250-foot-long pedestrian bridge into place Monday over the railroad tracks between the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum and America the Beautiful Park downtown.
The $20 million bridge is an extension of the architectural themes of the museum and expected to become an iconic structure in its own right that will attract visitors, Mayor John Suthers said Monday.
“I am unabashedly calling it the bridge to the future,” he said.
The structure is the latest step in the revitalization of southwest downtown, a vision that’s been decades in the making and is now coming to fruition with improvements along Vermijo Avenue, the museum’s opening and the construction of the stadium southwest of Cimarron and Sahwatch streets.
Putting the bridge in place was a slow and steady process that required large self-propelled modular transporters, vehicles that provide stable platforms on numerous wheels to lift the bridge into place,