BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Baton Rouge will be receiving $59,619,429 from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for three highway projects, according to a Friday announcement from Senator Bill Cassidy.

Cassidy said the three projects include a five-mile Airline Highway North expansion, pedestrian and bus improvements along Florida Boulevard, and the construction of a new linear, multimodal pathway along Scotlandville Parkway.

He said other details of the Airline Highway North expansion involve constructing an additional lane in each director, improving turn lanes, and adding connections to local transit, bike and pedestrian networks.

“When negotiating and writing the bipartisan infrastructure bill, the need to improve our roads in the Capitol Region and around the state was a top priority,” said Cassidy. “This is welcome funding that will reduce traffic and make our roads safer to drive on.”