The following is a joint news release from The City of Lake Charles and The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury:
Lake Charles - The City of Lake Charles and the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury are coordinating their efforts regarding major infrastructure projects that, when completed, will provide many long-range benefits to the residents of Lake Charles and Calcasieu Parish.
The City is responsible for constructing the first mile of the E. McNeese St. extension from Hwy. 14 eastward to the city limit line. The Police Jury is responsible for constructing the remaining two mile section of E. McNeese St. to Hwy. 397. The Police Jury is also responsible for construction of the Corbina Rd. extension, including its intersection with E. McNeese St.
In addition to the new road construction, public water and sewerage are being extended along E. McNeese St. eastward to where it will intersect Corbina Rd. Road construction and utility extensions are being paid for by both the City and the Parish through the City's Bond Issue initiative and the Parish's sales tax.
The City recently completed its one mile section, which is a Bond Issue road project that includes water and sewer improvements. This section of the extension will remain closed until Phase 1 of the Police Jury's two mile section of the E. McNeese St. extension project is complete.
E. McNeese St. Extension Project - 2
The Parish's current phase of work includes the construction of a roundabout intersection at E. McNeese St. and Corbina Rd with water and sewerage improvements. This phase is scheduled to be completed in June, 2012, after which E. McNeese St. will be opened from Hwy. 14 to Hwy. 397.
The Parish is scheduled to complete the extension of Corbina Rd. from Hwy. 14 to E. Prien Lake Rd. by June, 2013.