U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced on Aug. 10 that Louisiana will receive a total of $63,143,406 from funds increased by his bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). This funding will go towards constructing and rehabilitating our state’s highways, bridges, and public transportation infrastructure.
“Our transportation infrastructure has suffered from neglect and lack of funding for decades,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Louisiana is seeing the benefits of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.”
$22,164,000 – City of Shreveport
This grant will provide federal funding to construct roadway and intersection improvements on the approximately 1.6 mile healthcare corridor at the nexus of I-49 and I-20 in Shreveport.
$20,000,000 – City of Gonzales
This grant will provide federal funding to construct the Baton Rouge Train Station and Gonzales Train Station along the planned Baton Rouge-New Orleans (BR-NO) Inter-City Rail Service.
$17,253,272 – City of Natchitoches
This grant will provide federal funding to rehabilitate the Texas Street Business Corridor from the Highway 1 South Bypass to Washington Street.
$2,626,679 – Lafourche Parish
This grant will provide federal funding to construct a new bridge over Bayou Lafourche on State Highways 1 and 308 between Lockport and Larose.
$1,099,455 – Plaquemines Parish
This grant will provide federal funding to replace a gravel roadway with a hard-surface roadway to the Pointe-a-la-Hache ferry facility.
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