St. Tammany plans road projects in 2013

About 90 road and drainage projects in unincorporated St. Tammany Parish totaling $7 million are included in the parish’s proposed capital budget for 2013.

The projects — funded by a dedicated 2-cent sales tax — are spread out among the 14 Parish Council districts.

Another $2 million is earmarked for major projects, including: $100,000 for bridge widening design on U.S. 190 over the Bogue Falaya River in Covington; $365,000 for Harrison Avenue improvements at U.S. 190 south of Covington; $205,000 for improvements to Ben Thomas Road at U.S. 11 near Slidell and $170,000 for design for widening Three Rivers Road south of Covington.

The Parish Council is expected to vote on Parish President Pat Brister’s budget proposal in December.