NEW IBERIA, Louisiana (KLFY) – Pavement problems have become a huge problem for the government and residents of New Iberia.
Potholes, uneven pavements and deteriorated road plates are visible on several streets in the city.
New Iberia District 2 Councilman Marlon Lewis said the city is aware of the issues residents are concerned about and is doing what it can.
“Over time it just wears and tears. It’s every town in Louisiana, but we’re solving our problem here in New Iberia in the best way possible,” Lewis said.
A failed reallocation of an old road tax has the New Iberia government wondering how to approach the problem with the residents in mind, because that’s what affects them the most.
“We’re just trying to do what we can to make it clear to our citizens that if you want better and safer roads to get to school, to hospitals and to hospitals, to transport your children to football games softball (and) baseball games, so consider this reallocation of (the) old tax,” Lewis said.
Starting at 9 a.m. from November 29 to December 1, New Iberia Mayor Freddie Decourt will be set up outside City Hall to meet with residents about road issues and how to improve the city to be a better place. and safer for Direct.