From Koop Drive
$2.2 Million Bridge Replacement Project in the Slidell Area Begins in Early July
St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper, announced the upcoming start of a $2.2 million infrastructure enhancement project in the Slidell area beginning July 6, 2020, barring any unforeseen delays.
“This investment in our infrastructure will improve travel for motorists at all levels, improve drainage, and upgrade two bridges to the most current standards with increased life-span in mind,” said Cooper. “This money was allocated for multi-faceted projects like this with layers of sustainable upgrades incorporated for the long-term.”
The project, part of a $30 million Bond Package announced in March of 2019, will include the replacement of two bridges on the I-10 Service Road in the Slidell area south of Lake Village Boulevard, drainage improvements, and the mill and overlay of the entire roadway. The roadway will be closed before each bridge from just south of Sign Lite to just north of Louisiana Log Homes to all motor vehicle traffic for the expected duration of the 224 – day project.
Motorists are asked to plan to use North Pearl Drive and Lake Village Boulevard as alternate routes until the project is complete in early 2021. McDonald Construction of Slidell is the contractor for this project.