“Our program tackles traffic on parish roads east to west, north to south. By gaining the endorsement of CRISIS, we hope to attract more funding to expand our scope and incorporate regional projects.”

Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa announced that Move Ascension has been endorsed by the leadership of Capital Region Industry for Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions, or CRISIS. The membership of CRISIS includes many of the largest commercial organizations in the metro area, including the petro-chemical, health care, and retail industries.

“I am very excited to have the support of CRISIS for Move Ascension,” said Matassa. “Our program tackles traffic on parish roads east to west, north to south. By gaining the endorsement of CRISIS, we hope to attract more funding to expand our scope and incorporate regional projects.”

The Move Ascension Initiative is a multi-million dollar transportation improvement program developed to increase capacity and move traffic. The first ten projects, including safety widening and roundabouts on Roddy Road, Henry Road, and Parker Road, are being engineered and should go out for bid before the end of the year.

“It’s promising to see Ascension Parish using a data-based prioritization system to select the Move Ascension projects. Taking the politics out of roadway improvements and focusing on the most impactful projects based on data is a core value of CRISIS,” said Tom Yura, BASF’s Senior Vice President and General Manager at the Geismar, Louisiana site.

For more information on Move Ascension and to stay up-to-date on the status of projects, please visit www.moveascension.com. For more information on the work of CRISIS, please visit www.trafficcrisis.com.

Contributed by Ascension Parish