WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE CONCRETE ROAD PANEL REPLACEMENT PROJECT
Several streets throughout the parish are getting necessary upgrades this spring and it may have our residents wondering how the parish prioritizes streets? Here's the 411:
1. Picking Places
Before Public Works crews determine which street panels will be replaced, they frequently ride around the parish checking for excessive cracking and roads with standing water. Crews then meet on Wednesday mornings to discuss which street panels are picking priority. After planning, the crews notify residents and begin setting up for the project.
2. Out With the Old
It takes heavy machinery, but with a fancy jack-hammer and 2-3 days worth of work the old panels are dug up, concrete is removed the panel is left prepped and ready for new concrete.
3. In With the New
After the concrete is removed and the crews make any necessary upgrades, the new concrete is poured. Replacing the concrete has visible benefits (potholes are an eye sore); however, this project actually helps improves drainage.
The goal of St. Charles Parish government is to always work toward improving the quality of life for our residents. One way we do that is by maintaining infrastructure and services and this road project is just another example of that.
Looking for more information on this project? Here's the video I did for the May edition of the SCP Today show: