Road Report

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Carolyn Roy | News Editor
The Parish Government Highway Dept. performed 160 jobs during February according to the report submitted to the Parish Council by Interim Director Dustin Hightower. The jobs cost a total of $211,781; $40,033 for labor; $81,020 for materials and $90,727 for equipment. The jobs represented 36 miles that received maintenance.
There were four jobs in District 1 represented by Chris Paige. They cost $5,380 with $823 for labor, $2,707 for materials and $1,850 for equipment.

This article published in the March 24, 2022, print edition

The main jobs included cutting limbs, bushhogging and adding gravel.
There were 10 jobs in District 2 represented by Patsy Ward Hoover. They cost a total of $24,069 with $4,359 for labor; $463 for materials; and $19,273 for equipment. The jobs included ditching, coldmix patching, installing a dead end and 911 signs and minor repairs to Soloman Lane.
There were four jobs in District 3 represented by Jim Kilcoyne. The total was $1,730 with $540 for labor, $553 materials and $637 for equipment. The jobs included coldmix patching on Williams Avenue Extension, Franklin Lane and Laird Fletcher; and debris removal on Natchez Streets.
There were 67 jobs for 27 miles in District 4 represented by Marty Cheatwood. The total cost was $49,947 with $9,030 for labor, $20,084 for materials and $20,733 for equipment.
The larger jobs included ditching on Adding gravel on Luther Eason, Carroll’s Camp, William Wooley and Stiles roads with total work on 27 miles.
The largest district by size, District 5, represented by John Salter, had 75 jobs at a cost of $130,752. Of the total, $25,280 was for labor, $57,239 was for materials and $48,232 was for equipment. The jobs covered 9 miles.
The major repair was on Kisatchie Falls Road with costs of over $65,000. Other major work was done on Emmanuel, Harmony, Water Turkey Ranch, Collins and Canal roads. Closing the bridge on Harmony Road cost a total of $8,076