A Message from Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome
2021: A Year of Building for MOVEBR
Following a year that saw MOVEBR projects quickly advancing from planning to engineering design and into construction, 2021 is a year for building.
We will build new roadways as construction gets underway on seven significant capacity projects and one existing corridor enhancement project. We will continue installing fiber optic cable to connect all traffic signals for synchronization and efficiency. At the same time, we are building stronger neighborhoods as new sidewalks will make our community more walkable and connected to public transit and businesses.
I am especially happy to report that just as we designed a road improvement program to benefit the entire parish, these first projects vary in location and scale. They range from MacHost Road in the north to Pecue Lane to the south, and from Scenic Highway in the west to O’Neal Lane in the east. In scale, they include a $52 million capacity project and a $200,000 sidewalks project – all improving our ability to move around safely and efficiently in our city and parish.