Builders and contractors do not appear to worry, or maybe care, that the residences they are building will cause more harm than good to the community. I am certain that prospective home buyers are not told by real estate agents of the traffic problems in these areas. Verot School Road and Kaliste Saloom Road have ridiculous traffic congestion, and all the new subdivisions are not occupied.
I leave from East Broussard Road at 6:45 a.m. for work at 8 a.m. in the city. If I leave anytime after that I will be late for work. Returning home from work is frustrating on Verot School Road. The cause of this is not just the hurricanes; the traffic was horrible before the two storms and has worsened. Two years ago I was able to leave at 7:30 a.m., and it took approximately 20 to 25 minutes to travel to work. Now it is about 45 minutes to an hour depending on the traffic flow.
Kaliste Saloom is scheduled to become a four-lane road for 2028, according to city planners, which in real time might be 2035. Look at Camellia Boulevard. Verot School Road is scheduled for widening after monies were transferred, not stolen, from a certain north side project, but on hold now due to a lack of state funding and drainage requirements of the state that the parish must fulfill. This project has been planned for several years. So why were the drainage issues not addressed and completed before now?
Preplanning of roads is necessary when a developer first notifies LCG of planning construction and from our transportation officials having the foresight to make wise decisions on where to improve the current roadways or build new ones for the increased population.
I also believe that there are numerous non-essential expenditures with our tax dollars that could be allocated for roads to improve the quality of life for the residents of Lafayette Parish.
Thank you and drive safely.
State Rep. Joel Robideaux, R-Lafayette, surprised few in the Hub City Wednesday afternoon when he made (semi) official what most of us have known for months: He is running to replace Joey Durel as city-parish president.
Louisiana's first black Republican state senator since Reconstruction — who was a Republican before he was a Democrat before he was a Republican again — is accusing Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu of using the black community for votes and providing nothing in return.
LSU's governing board has backed new hospital privatization contracts that give hospital managers greater ease to leave the deal and fewer restrictions about must-have services.
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is courting young voters in several appearances across Louisiana this week, talking about her support for legislation that could lower students' college costs.
Coton de tulear joins Westminster; Paypal splitting from Ebay; first US Ebola diagnosis and more national and international news for Wednesday, October 1, 2014.
Wednesday's Blogs from the Bog!
Stage 4 vet takes on cancer and reminds us all what it really means to get involved.
Is Mary fading as Vitter solidifies his lock on the fourth floor?
Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has renegotiated contracts for six LSU hospital privatization deals, hoping to reach a compromise with federal health officials that will keep Medicaid dollars flowing to the privatized patient services.
Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is defending her record on gun rights, seeking to rebut sharp criticism from the NRA in a state where the right to bear arms is given special constitutional protection.
Citizens, you have less than a week to register to vote in the Nov. 4 election. Remember, if you don’t vote you can’t complain about the outcome. Well, you can but it’s kind of hypocritical.
After being forced out by its former landlords last year, the community garden has a new location and a 10-year lease.
The party says it has hit a milestone, reaching 10,000 registered voters in the state.
Defensive captain Junior Galette is disgusted by the Saints' sluggish start.
The use of $60 million in Louisiana's public school financing formula to pay for nearly three dozen charter schools violates the state constitution, a statewide teachers' union claimed Monday in a lawsuit.
February trial date indicates parties were unable to negotiate a settlement.
There was a time when United Ballot had a political stranglehold so tight on Lafayette’s black community it was nearly unbreakable, but that grip might be loosening.
The race for Lafayette city marshal may not be the most exciting of this year’s local political contests, but it could prove the most historic.
With the DA’s race too close to call and negative media coverage of Mike Harson on the ebb, will challenger Keith Stutes take the gloves off?
Gov. Bobby Jindal has been viewed as a health care policy wonk, and he's tried to build on that image ahead of a likely 2016 presidential campaign, positioning himself as the candidate with substantive ideas.
Jerry Jones watched what he called the best effort he's seen in 25 years as owner of the Dallas Cowboys in the first half, and that was before Tony Romo had the longest scramble of his career and DeMarco Murray finished off yet another 100-yard game.
Two of the most recognizable women in Republican politics, Sarah Palin and Mary Matalin, have been heavily involved in Louisiana’s current election cycle.
Even though the Louisiana Democratic Party has thrown its support behind former Gov. Edwin Edwards’ congressional bid, national Democrats are not expected to follow suit.
“[Mike] is no longer the energetic ADA that his recent ad is trying to portray. I just think Mike needs to get the hell out.” — Kermit Harson, DA Mike Harson’s brother
The New Orleans Saints have listed Jonathan Goodwin as questionable for Sunday night's game in Dallas, raising the prospect that second-year pro Tim Lelito will start at center for the first time.