Speed limit could increase on a rural road in the parish

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A driver speeds down a road under construction. (Amanda Simmons/Press-Tribune)

During Wednesday’s meeting of the Bossier Parish Police Jury, jurors approved to hold a public hearing on April 1, 2020, to increase the speed limit on a portion of Young Road, beginning at Coker Road/Bass Road east to Highway 160, from 25 miles per hour to 45 miles per hour. 

Police Juror representative for that district is John Ed Jorden. He said the reasoning for bringing the speed limit increase to the jury is due to a resident who lives on the road asking for the increase.

“A young man who lives on that road came to me asking for the speed limit increase. He said he talked to the other people on the road and they said they would be for the increase. The road is in the rural part of the parish. So I said I would bring it to the jury asking for a public hearing,” said Jorden.

Also discussed at the meeting was to consider approval of a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement by and between the Parish of Bossier, the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the City of Bossier City, in connection with the Keep Bossier Beautiful program, Consider approval of proposal of David Volentine, MAI, for appraisal services for Johnson Koran Bridge over Foxskin Bayou Project and Consider adoption of an ordinance authorizing the Parish of Bossier to enter into an Amended Local Services Agreement with the City of Bossier City in connection with the addition of the following: Haymeadow Drive Extension, and amending the name of the Linton Road Extension to Fairburn Avenue project to be called the West Linton Road, Project No. 2019-132, being joint projects of both entities.