King and Curet subdivisions

NEW ROADS, La.– The City of New Roads continues to invest in infrastructure improvements for its residents and local businesses, making it easier and safer for them to commute throughout the city.

Construction on a new road connecting King’s Subdivision to Curet Subdivision began this week, Mayor Robert Myer announced.

The new road will serve as an evacuation route for residents during the threat of storms. Myer said the city is fully funding the construction, thanks to tight and efficient management of the city’s budget.

“We are excited about our progress as a city, and that this new road will make it easier and safer for our residents to traverse our community,” Myer said.  “It is my goal is to continue to find smart, effective ways to invest in making our city better.”

The road will be approximately 2,000 feet long, connecting Martin Drive to Curet Street.  The total projected cost of the project is approximately $140,000.  The City Council accepted the contract bid from R.J. Daigle & Sons for the job.

Sal Rinaudo, the city’s Public Works Director, said the road is expected to be completed by Dec. 1 if the work stays on schedule.

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Dirt work on a road extension from King’s Subdivision began this week.  Officials with the City’s Public Works Department said the new road is scheduled to be completed by Dec. 1.