St. Tammany Trace Maintenance Project To Begin Jan. 15

COVINGTON – Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President announced today that a four-part project to repair and reconstruct sections of the Tammany Trace will get underway on Monday, Jan. 15 beginning in the Covington area from 7th Street to 11th Street. 

Each of the four locations will undergo mill and overlay, and in some areas complete reconstruction. Approximately 3,562 linear feet of the path will be repaired when the project is completed.

“Investing in the maintenance of amenities like the Tammany Trace is necessary to provide safety to those that use the trace and to ensure it remains a feature in our community for years to come,” said Brister. “Our trace, now in the rail-trail hall of fame, is a source of pride for our community, and we want it to remain a user-friendly recreational avenue for our own residents, who patronize it on a daily basis, as well as for the thousands of visitors who come every year.”

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The project will encompass four areas along the trace. The first segment, 1,155 linear feet, will begin in the Covington area. The second location is expected to begin in February in the Mandeville area with 826 linear feet. The third and fourth locations in the Lacombe area are expected to begin in March and April, a combined 1,581 linear feet.

Each location will take approximately 30 days to complete, barring any weather delays. Segments of the Trace under construction will be closed to users. Parish Government will release maps in advance of construction for each area on its website as dates are subject to change. The budgeted cost for this project is $236,058, and Leon Lowe and Sons, Inc. is the contractor.

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