Mayor-President Kip Holden and other officials plan to officially break ground at 10 a.m. Wednesday on a Green Light Plan construction project to improve U.S. 61 and La. 64 in Zachary, according to a news release issued by Holden’s office.
The project will last five months and cost $1.1 million, the release says.
The improvements will include a dedicated right-turn land for motorists traveling north on U.S. 61, and traffic signals at the intersection will be upgraded.
The existing two-lane undivided segment of westbound La. 64 will be widened to a four-lane, divided highway in anticipation of further widening of the highway, the release said.
The expansion will improve needed access and increase capacity of the intersection, Holden said through the release.
Zachary Mayor David Amrhein as well as Director of Public Works William Daniel, are expected plan to attend the groundbreaking. Construction will be handled by Boone Services, Inc.