Work is under way on the reconstruction of La. 87 between Willow Street in Franklin and the Centerville bridge. The project along a 5-mile stretch consists of removal of the existing pavement and construction of a new sub-base and base with repavement. W.E. McDonald and Son, LLC of Glenmora was awarded the almost $3.5 million contract. The project is expected to be complete by the time the sugar cane grinding season begins in early October, according to Project Engineer Chris Lissard of the state Department of Transportation and Development. While at least one lane of the road will remain open for through traffic, motorists are advised there may be delays.