After three years of headaches and traffic jams, the construction to widen Verot School Road is just about over.
Bill Oliver, the district administrator with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, says, “We’re looking at probably in the next 60-90 days to completely finish the project and get everything working.”
All the major road work is done, but orange barrels still remain out, limiting traffic to one lane.
The reason some lanes remained closed is because crews are putting the final touches on driveways, sidewalks, dressings and seeding the median.
Also, once they finish with that, there will be minor lane closures from time to time while crews go back and fix some of the pavement that has cracked already or make other repairs.
For those that live or travel along Verot School Road frequently, they cannot wait for all the cones to be removed.
Brooke Watkins is excited construction is almost done, saying, “I take this to work everyday and to come back, and I’m sick of one-lane traffic, so yeah, I’m thrilled.”
There is some good news for drivers: The part of the road south of Ambassador Caffery Pkwy. has already been opened to four lanes.