Ridge Road Roundabouts and Upgrades
Public Works Project Number: 1960
Project Length (miles):
Ridge @ Lagneaux Rd: 0.5
Ridge @ Rue Du Belier: 0.9
Parish District: 2
Construction Estimate: $12,000,000.00
Project Cost: $15,200,000.00
Project Type: Traffic, Roads, & Bridges
The Ridge Road Widening project aims to enhance the safety and functionality of the existing roadway. This project consists of two locations. The first location consists of the widening of Ridge Road to accommodate left turn lanes at the Lagneaux Rd and Ridge Road intersection. The addition of these separate left-turn lanes will help left-turning vehicles safely decelerate away from the through traffic and eliminate or reduce queues in the though lane, significantly improving the safety of the intersection. The second location consists of the widening of the Ridge Road and Rue Du Belier roundabout from a single lane to a multilane roundabout. This new multilane roundabout will be able to handle more capacity, improving the functionality of the roundabout.
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DRAINAGE AND GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE CONSIDERATIONS
The project is still in the conceptual phase hence drainage and green infrastructure have not been considered yet.
Minimal environmental considerations have been identified and must be reviewed and potentially addressed.
*Note that this is not exhaustive of possible future environmental considerations.
A preliminary assessment of the project area is provided for the utilities listed below. Potential utility relocation costs will be included in the project budget if the infrastructure is located within the utility’s own servitude.
RIGHT OF WAY CONSIDERATIONS
The project expects the acquisition of right-of-way at both widening locations. The right-of-way acquisition process will involve identifying the required areas for the widening of the existing roadway. This will involve a careful analysis of the project plans to determine the amount of land needed to accommodate the new infrastructure.