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Apollo Road Extension Moves Forward In Scott

Sep 26, 2018 10:38AM ● By Staff Writer

After more than a decade of planning and hard work by city, parish, and state officials, the City of Scott officially broke ground on the much anticipated Apollo Road Extension. The first phase of the extension will begin at the intersection of Apollo Road and Old Spanish Trail end at J.B. Road.

When complete, Apollo Road will connect HWY 90, near the I-10 Exit in Scott, with Dulles Drive at Rue de Bellier, near Acadiana High School.

In June, the Scott City Council approved a $7 million contract to begin phase one of the extension. The new road will be a four-lane boulevard with sidewalks, street lights and serve as a hurricane evacuation route.

The new West Regional library is already under construction on Apollo Road and multiple land developers are working on plans to bring in new residential and commercial sites.

Mayor Purvis Morrison says, “… the new road is a game changer for the City of Scott and Lafayette Parish.”

APOLLO ROAD EXTENSION: PROJECT OVERVIEW

ROAD LENGTH: 2.2 Miles & Roundabout

TYPE: Four-lane Boulevard – Curbed with 6 ft. Sidewalks

PHASES: 3 Phases

TOTAL PROJECT COST: $21.5 Million

CONSTRUCTION COST: $16.5 Million

CITY OF SCOTT INVESTMENT: $8.8 Million

PHASE 1: Old Spanish Trail To JB Road

- Construction Cost: $7 Million

- Funding Source: City Funded

PHASE 2: Roundabout at Hwy. 93 (Rue De Belier) & Dulles Drive

- Construction Cost: $5.5 Million

- Funding Source: Capital Outlay Request

PHASE 3: JB Road TO Dulles Drive

- Construction Cost: $4 Million

- Funding Source: City Funded


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