Following the 2016 flood, Denham Springs is now in the process of restoring it with some upgrades.
Several blueprints are in the works including more biker and pedestrian friendly settings…
“It’s just not feasible at this moment.” says Community Recovery Coordinator Jeannette Clark.
Clark says a community meeting was held in March to get feedback on what residents would like to see in their area. She says walkability was a top answer.
“I think that’s a huge need anywhere. That drives economics in a community if you can get somewhere.”
LSU Assistant Professor Brendan Harmon and his design students mapped out their own plans for the area, which includes flood control and says there’s much potential.
“They definitely want a stronger linkage throughout the community whether that’s some sort of path or trail and help slow down traffic as it comes through North Range,” student Sophie Lott says.
“It would be great to have more bike and pedestrian friendly area there where people can cross the street and bike through Denham Springs,” student Josh Black says.
Clark says the bike and pedestrian plans will executed after the final plans are submitted in October.