Infrastructure was just one topic Parish President Miller discussed during an update on Parish Government operations during the COVID-19 crisis while speaking to the Hammond Kiwanis Club this week. He said although I-12 is being widened to the east and west, Tangipahoa will probably not see expansion of the interstate anytime soon because he has been told that the current road bed is not strong enough to support the widening project.
Miller also said some employees have tested positive for the coronavirus over the last five months; however, it was never on the level of an outbreak in any location. He said several parish government teams developed staggered schedules so employees would be able to work in smaller numbers, such as on the parish road crew. Miller said that for the year to date, sales tax collections are up about six percent parish wide and that he remains optimistic residents will continue to shop at home to help the local economy in Tangipahoa.