Green Light Plan
Could you please tell me why after a Green Light Plan project (in East Baton Rouge Parish) is done, some street lights are installed and on other Green Light Plan projects they’re not, even if the street lights were there before the project began?
Response from Bryan Harmon, deputy director, East Baton Rouge city-parish Department of Public Works:
“Streets that had lights before the improvement was made will have new lights installed.
“However, the lights were not constructed under the highway construction contract since it is specialty electric work. Separate lighting contracts, which in many instances include more than one street, are being prepared and bid for the light construction. An example would be the Lobdell project in which the lights were recently installed.”
Why are there all those (mostly square) holes with patches (some concrete, some asphalt) in the new section of Interstate 10 westbound between Bluebonnet Boulevard and Essen Lane?
Response from Dustin Annison, public information officer with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development:
The holes located in the roadway along I-10 westbound between Bluebonnet and Essen are placeholders for electrical connections and permanent sign foundations that will be installed when the road construction portion of the concrete is complete. Work on the project is scheduled to finish in early 2013.
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