(Youngsville) To say that commuters who travel Bonin Road in Youngsville are not happy would be an understatement. Bonin Road in Youngsville has been closed to traffic as a major widening project is currently underway. Youngsville Mayor Ken Ritter says he understands the frustration but the expansion is necessary.

Bonin Road is considered an important roadway in the fast-growing town of Youngsville, especially during morning and afternoon commutes. Its closing has many residents frustrated.

Youngsville is thriving and, on a smaller scale, is having growing pains somewhat like Austin, Tx. and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina two of the fastest-growing cities in America. It's hard for these cities' infrastructure to keep up with the demand.

Ken Ritter, Facebook
Ken Ritter, Facebook

Mayor Ken Ritter says Bonin Road is too narrow and needed the expansion for safe travel.

The idea behind it we’re gaining up to five or six feet in width on this road. Anyone who’s traveled knows it’s entirely too narrow. By making the road wider it will be a safer route to school and to work for our residents to commute to and from. We’re trying our best to layer our projects to where it’s the most minimal inconvenience. -Youngsville Mayor Ken Ritter to KLFY

Mayor Ritter reminds Youngsville residents that his office understands the frustration of any project that causes the community inconveniences. That is why they try to "layer" projects so that they cause the least amount of disruption to the community.

Ritter says the Bonin Road project should be completed by the end of November weather permitting.

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