BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy has announced that the Louisiana Department of Transportation (LaDOTD) will be getting $88.3 million for the LA 415 Interconnector Project which will work on improving the transportation and infrastructure needs in the Baton Rouge area.
According to a news release, the funding was made possible by Cassidy’s Infrastructure and Jobs Act (IIJA).
“The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is building Louisiana’s economy for 2050 by addressing transportation and infrastructure needs in the Capitol Region and across the state,” said Cassidy. “This funding will improve the roads and bridges that allow our families and businesses to thrive.”
The IIJA was passed by the U.S. Senate in August by a vote of 69-30. According to the Office of Sen. Cassidy, IIJA allows the state of Louisiana to become adaptable to disasters with funding for evacuation routes over the next five years for roads and bridges across the state.
According to a news release, the project will fund the construction of bridges, limit traffic congestion and offer extra hurricane evacuation routes for the Baton Rouge metro area.