Last Modified: Sunday, May 20, 2012 8:01 PM
All of the city’s bond projects are moving along, but what happened to the four-laning of Lake Street from McNeese Street to Country Club Road?
John Cardone, city administrator, said $6 million of the $90 million bond issue was set aside to widen Lake Street from Sale Road to Country Club Road. But things didn’t go as planned, he said.
“The original bid came in over budget, so the scope of the project was modified to widen the section of Lake Street from Sale Road to McNeese Street, including the bridge,” he wrote in an email.
“Additional funds would be needed to complete the widening of Lake Street from McNeese to Country Club.”
What is the legal age in the state of Louisiana to drink and purchase alcohol?
Residents must be at least 21 to buy and consume alcohol.
Eighteen-year-olds can enter bars, but they can’t drink unless they’re accompanied by a guardian or spouse who is at least 21.
Does the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office or any other local law enforcement agency patrol the boat launches after curfew?
Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said deputies regularly patrol the parish’s boat launches.
“Historically, boat launches are a place where various crimes occur after hours,” she wrote in an email. “Therefore, extra patrols are implemented for the hours after boat launches are closed.”
There are concrete blocks along Interstate 210. Does the DOTD plan to put up lights?
“The new concrete blocks along I-210 are foundations for new interstate signs,” Steve Jiles, the state Department of Transportation and Development’s regional head, wrote in an email.
“Except for several relatively new signs in the Nelson Road area, all existing signs on I-210 are being replaced in an ongoing signing project.”
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