ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Recently, Ascension Parish Officials closed Remington Road, which is located in the River Ridge subdivision. Residents of the Pelican Crossing subdivision successfully petitioned the council to make the road closure. Now, residents of River Ridge are angry.
"We have a public road that we've been using for five or six weeks," says George Arnold, a local resident. "Then it's blocked and these signs showed up."
Arnold says for people living in the back of the subdivision it takes an additional 10 minutes to get out. He's concerned that during a medical emergency, people's lives could be in danger.
But council member Kent Schexnaydre who represents the area says everything was done by the book and legally. "It was grassroots [campaign] it took them four months," says Schexnaydre. "Not one person came up and said anything negative to do it."
Arnold says he's considering legal action against the parish. He's gathered 90 signatures on a petition to re-open the road. But for now it's just going to be a dead end.