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Events

Posted on November 8, 2017 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Benton Christmas Around the Square Festival and Benton Rotary Club Parade will be Saturday, December 9th 2017. For more information please visit their website at http://www.bentonchristmasonthesquare.com/

Town Ordinances

Posted on April 25, 2017 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The Town of Benton is pleased to announce that Town Ordinances will be available online within the next few months. We have been working with MUNICODE to complete this project and are nearing the end. We will let everyone know when the codification is complete.

List of Street Projects 2017

Posted on April 25, 2017 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Streets Planned for Construction in 2017 - 2018:

  1. Pine Hill Streets  - Start date TBA
  2. Old Plain Dealing Road - Complete
  3. Old Bellevue - Complete


Benton Community Center

Posted on April 13, 2017 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)


Thank you to the Bossier Council on Aging for bringing such a successful program to our community. Citizens of Benton need to encourage seniors who may not be participating. The Community Center provides a meal Monday through Thursday starting at 10:00 am and has activities until 1:00 PM. But it is more than getting a meal; it's about fellowship and fun. If you know of someone who is not participating due to lack of transportation then give us a call and we can accommodate.

The Bossier Council on Aging will also be offering senior’s transportation to and from the grocery store and pharmacy.


If you would like to join call the Bossier Council on Aging at

318-741-8302 (Meals must be reserved in advance)


2017 Street Project Safety Tips

Posted on April 13, 2017 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (0)

2017 Street Project Safety Tips

Projects will be starting soon so lets all be prepared....

Safety Tips

1. In any work zone along any road, major or minor, Expect the Unexpected. Normal speed limits may be reduced, traffic lanes may be changed, and people and vehicles may be working on or near the road.


2. Diamond-shaped orange warning signs are posted in advance of road construction projects. Slow down! Be alert! Pay attention to the signs!


3. In addition to other warning signs, a "flagger ahead" warning sign may be posted in the work zone. When you see this, stay alert and be prepared to obey the flagger's directions. In a work zone, a flagger has the same authority as a regulatory sign, so you can be cited for disobeying his or her directions.


4. Stay calm. Work zones aren't there to personally inconvenience you. They're necessary to improve the roads for everyone.

 

5. You may see flashing arrow panels or "lane closed ahead" signs. Merge as soon as possible. Don't zoom right up to the lane closure, then try to barge in - if everyone cooperates, traffic moves more efficiently. Motorists can help maintain traffic flow and posted speeds by moving to the appropriate lane at first notice of an approaching work zone.


6. Slow down when the signs say to. A car traveling 60 m.p.h. travels 88 feet per second. If you're going 60 m.p.h., and you pass a sign that states, “Road Work 1,500 feet,” you'll be in that work zone in 17 seconds.


7. The most common crash in a highway work zone is the rear-end collision, so remember to leave two seconds of braking distance between you and the car in front of you. The amount of space required to provide two seconds of stopping time will increase the faster you're driving!

 

8. Keep a safe distance between your vehicle and traffic barriers, trucks, construction equipment and workers. Just like you, highway workers want to return home safely after each day's work.

 

9. Some work zones - like line painting, road patching and mowing are mobile, moving down the road as the work is finished. Just because you don't see the workers immediately after you see the warning signs doesn't mean they're not out there. Observe the posted signs until you see the one that states you've left the work zone.

 

10. Highway agencies use many different and varying ways to inform motorists about the location and duration of major work zones. Often, the agencies will suggest a detour to help you avoid the work zone entirely. Plan ahead, and try an alternate route.