Broad Street getting much needed repairs

By Brandon Troullier - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - It's been a problem that's now seeing results.  For a long time, many have complained about their ride on Broad Street, but that's all about to change.

"Today we're doing the patching, that's where we take out the bad spots in the road", says Tracy Babineaux of TM Babineaux Trucking, "once we've finished this process, we're going to come back and do the milling process, mill up to 4 inches, come back and lay 2 inches of bindered skull, then the 2nd layer will be 2 inches of wearing course."

Not only is the road going to be re-paved, but it should be able to withstand heavy rain.  Babineaux says, "it's going to actually take the dips out of the road that they have now that I'm sure holds water now, and help with the flooding situation."

Although the construction may be a hassle for some, Mike Francis, the owner of Infinite Designs Barber Shop, says the newly paved road will not only benefit the city, but his business as well.

"I think it will be better", says Francis, "we'll have more traffic that will come in because the road is paved now and it's not that rough ride that you had before they started doing the work."

And like many, he believes this project should've been done a long time ago.

"Yea it's way long thank the city or whoever's responsible for doing it."

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