POSTED: Monday, May 14, 2012 - 4:00am
UPDATED: Monday, May 14, 2012 - 4:04am
FRANKLINTON, LA — Louisiana State Parks staff will be performing road work at Bogue Chitto State Park from May 14 to May 18. The equestrian parking lot and trails will be closed for the duration of the project, as that parking lot will be used for mobilizing equipment and storing materials. The project is part of an ongoing initiative to pave and repair roads at a lower cost to taxpayers. The Bogue Chitto project will overlay limestone roads within the park.
The State Parks staff completed its first road project in the fall at Chemin-A-Haut State Park. Paving projects at Palmetto Island State Park and repairs at Hodges Gardens State Park are scheduled for later this year. The Office of State Parks saves approximately $85,000 per mile using its own equipment.
Bogue Chitto State Park, located eight miles south of Franklinton, opened in August 2010 and features cabins, a lodge, a group camp, a water playground, canoeing and nature programs. For more information on Bogue Chitto State Park and Louisiana State Parks, visit www.LaStateParks.com .