- Associated Press - Saturday, May 24, 2014

COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The state highway department has set a new date for a public meeting on proposals to improve safety and traffic flow along U.S. Highway 190 between Interstate 12 and the Claiborne Hill overpass in Covington.

Nola.comThe Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/1ggBiqp ) the meeting will be June 18 at 4 p.m. at the Catholic Charities office, 69090 East Highway Service Road at the corner of Slemmer Road in Covington. The meeting had been planned for May 14, but was postponed by highway officials.

The improvements are intended to restrict turning movements, close some crossovers, change traffic signals and add signals at U-turns, highway officials say.

U.S. Highway 190 is a major commercial corridor leading north from Interstate 12 to the downtown area of Covington.

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Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com

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