Ascension Parish to receive $22 million for major highway improvements

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment announced that Ascension Parish has been approved by the State and DOTD for $22 million in highway improvements.

DOTD is investing nearly $82 million to various major infrastructure projects around the State.

Here is a list of the projects to be constructed in Ascension Parish:

Pavement & Overlay projects:
• LA 70 between the Sunshine Bridge and Sorrento in both Ascension and St. James
Parishes, with a total construction cost of $6,927,920.40.
• LA 74 between the Iberville Parish line and U.S. 61, with a total construction cost of

Congestion Mitigation and Safety:
• LA 44 Widening and a Roundabout on LA 44 at LA 941 (Loosemore/Brittany Tower Rd)
with a total construction cost of $6,212,673.05.
• Turn lane improvements on U.S. 61 at LA 3038 (East Cornerview St) with a total
construction cost of $395,360.40.

“Thanks to the relationships we have developed with the State, DOTD, and our Legislative
Delegation, we were able to secure these majors projects,” said President Cointment. “This will
go a long way in getting traffic moving through the Parish.”

President Cointment also noted that there are many Move Ascension projects either already
completed, currently under construction, or about to be advertised for construction.

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