St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Country Club Bridge Replacement Project Wraps Up, Greenwood Bridge Replacement Project Moves Forward

The Country Club Bridge project, which was completed by Gray Construction Corporation of Morgan City, is nearing completion just in time for summer.  The bridge is scheduled for opening Monday, May 23, 2011, which is within the projected construction timeframe.  The $324,000 project funded by the 2009 Bond Issue involved installation of new concrete pilings, replacement of the old bridge with a new bridge and hand rails, and relocation and replacement of existing waterlines.

Completion of the Country Club Bridge allows the Parish to move forward with the Greenwood Bridge project that was delayed until the school year ended.  Construction of the Greenwood Bridge between Ridgefield Drive and Carrollwood Drive is scheduled to begin Wednesday, May 25, 2011.  During construction, a portion of Greenwood Drive will be closed to through traffic which will affect residents on a portion of Greenwood Drive and the surrounding area.  This work is scheduled to be completed by the end of the summer, but until then, residents are asked to use caution in the construction area. 

Gray Construction Corporation will be completing the Greenwood Bridge repairs, which is estimated to be a 90 day project.  The completed project funded by the 2009 Bond Issue will cost approximately $441,000.  All fire departments and emergency personnel have been advised of the repair schedule and each has developed alternate routes for emergency response.  During construction, the Greenwood Park will be accessible to the public from Carrollwood Drive, but garbage and mail services will be uninterrupted.  "Although we made adjustments in the construction schedule to avoid traffic problems during the school year, some residents will be inconvenienced for a few months.  We apologize in advance and appreciate residents' patience during the project," said Parish President Natalie Robottom.