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Lois Collins complains about road and drainage conditions about 10 miles east of Eunice at the Wednesday meeting of the St. Landry Parish Council’s Public Works Committee in Opelousas. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

After paving 300 miles, road complaints keep resurfacing

St. Landry Parish Government has paved about 300 miles of road in the Smooth Ride Home program, but it is the remaining roads, often pot-holed and flood-prone, that the Parish Council hears about on a regular basis.
Problems with rural roads about 10 miles east of Eunice resurfaced at Wednesday’s parish committee meetings.
Lois Collins, of Lois Lane, Church Point, said, “I’m here and I will be here until I see my tax dollars that I pay since we started the road home begin work in my area. I’m not here just for me, I’m here for a community.”

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St.Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz urged the Parish Council to raise speed limits on newly paved parish road. Guidroz also volunteered to help the parish conduct a study to establish speed limits. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Sheriff requests Parish Council raise speed limits on newly paved roads

St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz urged the Parish Council to raise speed limits on newly paved roads in the parish.
“We are probably going to make the social media tonight because this probably is going to be one of the first times a sheriff comes to you and asks you to raise the speed limit on parish roads,” he said at Wednesday’s Parish Council meeting.
Speed limits are as low as 20 mph on some parish roads that up until the Smooth Ride Home Program were either pot-holed or gravel.

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