POSTED: Monday, August 6, 2012 - 6:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 6:54pm
ZACHARY, LA (NBC33) — People living off MacHost Road will soon get some help for what they call a dangerous roadway.
Zachary city leaders and East Baton Rouge Parish officials announced a plan to widen the roadway. Right now the roadway is very narrow and there are no shoulders. It's an area where accidents are all too common.
Zachary Mayor David Amrhein says the project can't move forward just yet because they're still trying to reach buyout agreements with some of the landowners whose property is needed for the project.
"Told me it could be up to a year and that's too unacceptable,” he said. “We need to start this project now. We don't need any kids or even adults getting hurt on this road. This is a high priority and it needs to be done."
Mayor Amrhein expects the project to cost around $2.5 million. He says there will be a meeting for people whose property will be affected by the widening project some time next month.