State highway designers have settled on a preferred route for an emergency detour of Louisiana Highway 70 around the Bayou Corne-area sinkhole in Assumption Parish and will seek the public’s input on the proposal Wednesday evening.
A new state analysis says the 1.09-mile route would cost $10.2 million and link Highway 70 with Louisiana Highway 69 through a route parallel to Highway 70 and about 1,000 feet north of it.
The Advocate reports the state Department of Transportation and Development has been developing the route, as well as a much longer and far more expensive bypass.
An open house-style public hearing on the emergency detour is planned from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Assumption Community Center in Napoleonville.
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