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Work on damaged roads in South Bossier will soon begin

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Work on roads in south Bossier Parish severely damaged by the historic flood of 2016 will begin soon after members of the parish police jury voted Wednesday to accept a bid to begin work on multiple repair projects.

Assistant Parish Engineer Eric Hudson told jury members this first bid is just the beginning of a series of projects that will see paved roads milled and overlayed or reconstructed. Earnest Construction submitted the winning bid of just over $876,000.

Funds for the projects come from a Bossier Parish win over the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) before an appeals panel of judges in Washington, D.C. last year. With the win, the parish will receive roughly $32 million for repair to flood damaged paved roads.

Hudson said the initial bid covers approximately 13 roads in south Bossier Parish.

In other business at Wednesday’s meeting, police jury members:

  • Adopted property tax millage rates for the year 2021 including the general alimony tax, highway tax, library tax, health unit tax and corrections facilities tax.
  • Adopted EMS User Fee for the year 2021.
  • Adopted Acreage Tax for the year 2021.
  • Agreed to reduce the speed limit on Joe Lewis Rd., located off Parker Rd., from 25 miles per hour to 15 miles per hour.
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