Paving the way for street work
BREAUX BRIDGE – The City Council Tuesday accepted the low bid of H&S Construction Co. of Broussard for $2,656,388.42 to resurface streets all over town.
Engineer Calvin Courville of Domingue Szabo & Associates, Inc., of Lafayette, said the bids – including one from St. Martinville’s M. Matt Durand – were higher than he expected but still a fair market price.
Like gasoline, the price of asphalt has been slow in reflecting the retreating cost of crude oil, Courville said.
“Whether it will continue to go down or go up is not certain,” he said in recommending acceptance of the bid.
The City of Breaux Bridge borrowed $3 million 3.66 percent interest to do the work.
Courville said there’s enough money in the budget to do all of the streets in Priority I and II and half a dozen streets in Priority III. He said the crews will tackle Main Street first and then let geography and logistics determine their progress rather than bounce all over town to follow the list on paper.
All the streets should be down within four months, he said.
The streets were assigned priorities based on their condition and the amount of traffic they normally carry.
1. North Main (Refinery to Bridge)
2. Refinery (Berard to the Bridge)
6. Cannery Road
13. Brick (Berard to Mavis )
16. Blanchet (Berard to the railroad)
18. West Patin
25. Railroad (W. Bridge to Anderson )
26. Anderson (Railroad To Nette )
28. Cormier (Wild Cherry Lane to Lindsey )
31. Barton Place
33. Brant (Main to Washington)
36. E. Bridge (Champagne Blvd. to Doyle Melancon Road)
38. Agnes (Pierre to Ophelia)
43. Elise D. (St. Charles to Grand Point Ave.)
44. Park Ave. (4th to 10th )
46. 11th (St. Charles to Grand Point Ave.)
47. 8th (St. Charles to Park Ave.)
48. Yvonne (Belle Terre Subdivision)
49. S. Belle Drive (N. Belle Circle To Yvonne)
50. N. Belle Circle (S. Belle Drive to Yvonne )
51. Belle Drive (easterly 800 feet)
52. Champagne Blvd. (Belle Drive, south 600 feet)
55. Periou Drive
56. Elizabeth Circle
57. Hebert Road
1. Parkway Drive
2. Caleb (Daniel to Rees)
4. Corporate Blvd.
5. Agnes (Ophelia to Louis)
6. Elise D. Drive (south 300 feet)
7. Gloria Drive
8. 10th (Grand Point to Park Ave.)
9. 9th (Grand Point to Park Ave.)
10. 7th (Grand Point to Park Ave.)
11. 6th (St. Charles Ave. to Park Ave.)
12. 5th (Grand Point to Park Ave)
13. 4th (Grand Point to Park Ave.)
14. Clause Drive
16. Sidonia Drive (La 31 to Bayou)
17. Ira Drive
18. John Breaux Drive
20. Blanchard (railroad to end)
22. Brick Avenue
1. Courville (Dorset to W. Bridge)
2. Doucet Drive
3. St. Charles (Poydras to Ophelia )
4. Oak Drive
5. W. Bridge (Berard to railroad)
6. W. Bridge (railroad to Louise)