Barriere Construction Co. LLC of Franklinton has completed the LA-16 widening project between Denham Springs and Watson La. 16 for the DOTD. Work on the $7.7-million project included widening LA-16 from two to four lanes with a raised median from just north of LA-1025 to just south of LA-1019. The new lanes are 12 feet wide with 10-foot outside shoulders and 6-foot inside shoulders. In addition, turn-outs were constructed at every side street to allow drivers who are turning to get out of traffic. It was the first capacity project constructed in this area using surplus funds obtained from the 2007 Legislative Session.