Louisiana receives extra $65 million in federal funding for transportation, infrastructure

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WASHINGTON, DC (BRPROUD)- U.S. Congressman Garret Graves announced Friday, Oct. 22 that the state of Louisiana has been awarded $65 million to complete infrastructure projects in dire areas of the state.

The funds come from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and will work to rectify a range of public safety issues to road damage and traffic crisis.

Graves is a member of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

“Every bit helps,” Graves said in a press release. “We will keep pushing to get projects finished whether the Pecue Lane exit, the Washington St./I-10 land reconfiguration, LA 1 improvements, a new Mississippi River bridge or others this is an important part of the estimated $8 billion in record infrastructure funds we’ve secured for south Louisiana,” Graves said.

According to the press release, the state received exactly $14,350,478 from the extra funding reallocation in 2020.

“We’ve worked to secure over $1 billion in federal funds the last few years and the flexibility of these specific funds will help solve real transportation needs in our community immediately,” Graves said. “By securing more federal dollars for Louisiana, we are freeing up other funding to advance key traffic priorities.”

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