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Critical Thinking

Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Good things come to those who wait.
That old saying will be true when it comes to the infrastructure here in Louisiana.
While the roads look more like a maze than travel ways, we can expect a smoother ride in the future.
When a city is pushing 200 years old there’s going to be deterioration.
Roads are something that every citizen utilizes every day.
The hidden infrastructure underneath the roads is just as important.
The work currently being done on Third Street in the sewer system by adding manholes is a critical piece of infrastructure that goes overlooked.
I’m personally a big fan of interior plumbing.
But wait, there’s more!
The bridge work at Noix Creek and soon Buffalo Creek may cut off Louisiana from the southern part of the county, but it was long overdue.
Progress at Noix Creek has been swift so far.
Now we won’t have to tense up when oncoming traffic is headed your way on the Buffalo Creek bridge.
At least I know I do that, being a silly out-of-towner.
The new Champ Clark Bridge construction will begin soon, bringing an influx of new temporary citizens and a brand new structure that locals can be proud of.
The current motto for the town should be “no work left behind”.
All of this work will make Louisiana a better place.
There will be headaches for awhile during commutes.
But if we suffer a bit now we will be rewarded with a stronger foundation in Louisiana.
The juice will be worth the squeeze.

Kyle Boaz is the editor of the Louisiana Press-Journal.