Engineering & Road Maintenance

The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance of parish roads, right of ways and bridges.  This work includes related surface maintenance, drainage, vegetation control, bridges and traffic signs.

The Public Works Department maintains 1,038 miles of roads – 287.8 miles of gravel roads – 728.5 miles of asphalt roads – 21.7 miles of concrete roads.

Seasonal Employment

Rapides Parish Public Works accepts applications for seasonal employment beginning in March of each year.  The employment period begins in April and ends in October.  Applicants must be prompt and dependable. Must have a valid driver’s license and must be able to operate a tractor. For applications or for further information contact the Rapides Parish Public Works, 8051 Highway 28 West, Alexandria, LA 71303, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Public Works Bldg

Public Works Director

Cory Ashmore

Highway Superintendent

Ryan Elkins

Code Enforcement

Dexter Edwards

Area Coordinators

Area 1 – Buffy Normand
Area 2 – Ricky Smith
Area 3 – Eddie Walker

Maintenance Work Order Request Form

For reporting emergency situations such as downed trees, downed power lines, road washouts, flooded roads, impassable bridges, etc. please call 911.
Please provide the address of where the work is to be completed.
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