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A highway along the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain from Orleans to St. Charles Parish was proposed during the 1930s. In 1955 the plan was still under consideration and included four lanes with service roads and park/play areas but a small section of the road had been built in Metairie.  Although it was never completed, the continuous erosion of this link led (by the mid 1940s) to the awareness of the need for flood protection as the area developed and expanded.  Other proposals that never left the drawing board included the expansion of Metairie Road to four lanes and the widening of Loumor Avenue from the parish line to Labarre Road to four lanes.(Courtesy of the Jefferson Parish Yearly Review.)