Pointe Coupee residents want LA-15 pothole problem fixed; DOTD says project will begin next year

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POINTE COUPEE, La – (BRPROUD) – LA 15 is filled with potholes and residents say it’s a major issue.

Anthony Colley described what it’s like driving along the road saying it’s bad for your vehicle.

The Department of Transportation and Development said, this stretch of Highway 15 from Highway 1 to Highway 418 only sees about 500 drivers a day.

“We do what we can with the resources that we have and this is a lightly traveled road, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not important,” said DOTD spokesperson Rodney Mallett.

He confirmed a project for this stretch is in the works.

“There’s a lot of rural roads like LA-15 that are old roads and probably could stand to get a brand new overlay and that’s what scheduled next year,” said Mallett.

DOTD manages over 16,000 miles of roads and infrastructure funding from the state will allow them to fix rural roads like those in Pointe Coupee.

“It depends on the type of project and the funding available,” said Mallett.

Although work is slated to begin next year, residents said it should have been done.

“It’s been like this for years. This is not something that just happened, this has been like this since 2018 since the last time they fixed the roads. By next year? It’s horrible now. Waiting another year then it’s going to be worse,” said Colley.

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