Title: DOTD studying La. 70 detour near Assumption Parish Sinkhole
Author: MELISSA CANONE
Date: Jun 12, 2013
DOTD studying La. 70 detour near Assumption Parish Sinkhole
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that a feasibility study has been initiated to identify a possible detour route for La. 70 in Assumption Parish and help to identify the cost. The detour route would serve as a primary solution for an alternate road to be built as DOTD continues to study options for the La. 70 bypass route. [...]
DOTD’s feasibility study continues to determine if a long-term alternate bypass route could be built in the affected area, in the event that the existing roadway is compromised. Multiple alignments are being studied, including alignments around the salt dome cap and alignments around the entire salt dome. [...]
See also: New highway may be constructed around giant sinkhole -- Official: Could be built if La. 70 is "compromised"
Published: June 12th, 2013 at 7:33 pm ET