The St. John the Baptist Parish Council is trying to get Wal-Mart’s attention.

The council asked parish administrators Tuesday night to write a letter to the company about a road used by the retail center’s transport trucks that needs repairs.

Council members said they might consider imposing a load limitation on Carrollwood Drive if Wal-Mart will not help pay for the repairs.

“It’s absolutely terrible,” said Steve Lee, who represents the area and made the motion to send the letter. “It’s a shame for anyone to ride down it.”

Originally, parish officials thought Wal-Mart would pay 80 percent of the cost of repairing the portion of Carrollwood between Airline Highway and Madewood-Dominican drives in LaPlace.

Parish officials said talks with the company at first seemed promising and Wal-Mart representatives made a verbal promise to help fix the road, but the company’s position changed.

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