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Repair work begins on flood damaged roads

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Repairs to flood damaged roads in Bossier Parish kicked off Saturday, July 11 when a Police Jury road crew applied a new coat of gravel to just under a half mile stretch of McCall Rd. near Plain Dealing and reworked a bridge cave-in on Arkansas State Line Rd.

A trio of north Bossier roads is scheduled for special attention Saturday the 18th as part of the police jury’s plan to make repairs to roads that were flooded in June while maintaining its regular road program.

Parish Engineer Butch Ford said a section of Horneman Rd., a three-quarter mile stretch of Pittman Rd. and just under a mile of Gardner Rd. would be the next targets of the Saturday repair crew. All three roads are near Plain Dealing.

“We had a list of 24 roads and one bridge that had sustained flood damage,” Ford said. “We got started last Saturday and took care of two roads and the bridge on Arkansas State Line Rd. We’ll be working as fast as we can to get the flood damaged roads repaired.”

While the parish highway department moves to repair roads damaged by flood waters, its scheduled annual maintenance program is continuing. One project is scheduled at Dogwood Trail where an asphalt overlay begins Tuesday morning, Ford said.

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