Engineering & Road Maintenance

Public Works Director

Cory Ashmore

Highway Superintendent

Ryan Elkins

Code Enforcement

Dexter Edwards

Area Coordinators

Jerry Strother - Area 1
Ricky Smith - Area 2 
Allen Hoyt - Area 3

The Road & Bridge Department is responsible for maintaining paved and unpaved parish roads.  This includes maintaining safety standards and providing appropriate marking and signing of roads and bridges.
The Road & Bridge 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.

Temporary Location

2011 Vandevelde Avenue
Alexandria, LA 71303
phone: 318-473-6603


Seasonal Employment

Public Works - Seasonal Employment Application (PDF)

Deadline for Application: March 31, 2021

Rapides Parish Public Works is accepting applications through Wednesday, March 31, 2021 for seasonal workers for the period beginning on April 5, 2021 and ending October 29, 2021. Applicants must be prompt and dependable. Must be able to operate a tractor. For applications or for further information contact the Rapides Parish Public Works, 2011 Vandevelde Blvd., Alexandria, LA 71303, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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