Another roundabout intersection coming to Ouachita Parish

Courtesy: MGN Online
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OUACHITA PARISH, La. Another roundabout intersection could be making its way to Ouachita Parish.

The Department of Transportation is meeting with people in the area to talk about about the proposed project.

They want to replace the stop signs at highway 5-94 and Rowland Road in the Lakeshore area.

Officials say they expect this to lower accidents in that area.

"There's been concern about a delay in the movement, but it's really a continuous flow of traffic. You're yielding really briefly to anyone coming out around the roundabout and they you just keep on moving," says Erin Buchanan, DOTD public information officer.

The proposal is considered a safety project, which means federal dollars will fund it.

Leaders expect the project to be completed by 2020. This would be the third roundabout in Ouachita Parish.

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