St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Robottom meets with DOTD on State Highways & Drainage Concern

Robottom meets with DOTD on State Highways & Drainage Concern

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

St. John the Baptist Parish – Parish President Natalie Robottom and several members of her administrative staff recently held an annual meeting and ride along with leaders from the LA Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) to receive updates on state owned roadways, lighting, grass, signage, traffic signals, drainage and beautification in St. John Parish.  Taking a hand’s on approach, President Robottom led the tour throughout the Parish to identify problem areas that are maintained by the state.

Parish President Robottom pressed the importance of the face to face meeting with DOTD staff to create a plan of action to address problem areas as well as propose short and long-term solutions for drainage and other safety issues.

“Working together with DOTD to improve and maintain the infrastructure in our Parish continues to be a priority for my administration,” said Parish President Robottom. “Not only do residents benefit when we work together, but so does business and industry.  State highways are used as day-to-day commutes for thousands of people but also serve as major thoroughfares for evacuation and transportation of goods for all of Southeast Louisiana.”

Parish President Robottom has also reached out to railroad companies for maintenance of their properties including removing equipment and rail ties after maintenance and cleaning culverts and ditches on railroad right-of-ways.  She has also solicited help from Congressman Graves who serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

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