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Zachary Bypass opens

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ZACHARY, LA (WAFB) - City leaders hope a new road in Zachary will reduce traffic on major streets. The new Zachary Bypass opened Thursday. It features the new Montegudo Boulevard and Bob Odom Drive. Family members were the first to try it out.

Zachary's mayor is excited that the bypass will help manage their growth.

“It going to become another commercial corridor,” said Mayor David Amrhein. “We looked at where we could get more commercial businesses here and everyone wanted to be next to Walmart. One of these roads would dead-end into the Walmart parking lot so we hope that businesses will continue toseek us out here and move this way.”

Traffic should ease on Main Street in Zachary.

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