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Potential Flooding Prompts Surveyor to Seek Intervention

Wed November 26, 2008 - Southeast Edition
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MONROE, La. (AP) A surveyor who said flooding problems could occur if U.S. Highway 425 is expanded to four lanes is now asking Gov. Bobby Jindal to intervene in the state project.

Frank Messinger said the engineers who designed the project are using an inaccurate formula in determining that their work won’t exacerbate flooding during high water years.

The governor’s office has contacted Louisiana Transportation Secretary Bill Ankner who said his office will investigate Messinger’s concerns.

Turning the highway into four lanes from the Arkansas line to Bastrop will make traveling easier, Messigner said, but the state’s plans call for raising 1.2 mi. of the roadway north of the Bayou Bartholomew Bridge by 3.6 ft. (1 m) Messigner said by doing so, the roadway would serve as a dam that would send water toward Mer Rouge, Collinston and Oak Ridge.

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