Jefferson Parish, La., officials seeking to improve safety on the busy roads straddling canals along the east bank of the Parish found that the improvements would come with a heavy price tag of at least $100 million. Jefferson Parish commissioned an engineering study last year after five car crashes killed three people – a 6-year-old girl, her 32-year-old mother, and a local 33-year-old firefighter. All three were killed when their vehicles veered off the road and plunged into uncovered drainage canals. According to the Associated Press, the $150,000 study “makes clear that safeguarding motorists from all the open canals would be ... Read More
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