West Side Journal Review: La. 1/415 Connector and La. 1 elevation project, ‘Safe Town Cameras’

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May 17, 2019

House Bill 578, which will provide funding for the La. 1/415 Connector and La. 1 elevation project from the Deepwater Horizon settlement, passed another hurdle and gained backing from Gov. John Bel Edwards this week.

To catch up on the bill, learn more about the project in West Baton Rouge and stay updated, follow our story here.

While one project is clearing hurdles, another is busting the budget. The Port Allen City Council denied all bids for the Whitehead Blvd. Trail project after they came back about $80,000 over budget. The city is working with a grant from the Federal Highway Administration  for the project. The City Council is looking to cut costs, but the Mayor allocated $90,000 in the proposed budget. Read more about the project here.

The Town of Brusly will begin installing “Safe Town Cameras,” which are expected to be up and running within a month. They are not traffic or speeding cameras but will assist in investigations and subject to public records laws. There’s more info on the “Safe Town Cameras” here.

Tonight, the Manship Theater and West Baton Rouge Museum will host a showing of “The Green Book Guide to Freedom,” a documentary by the Smithsonian Channel. It will begin at 7:30 but arrive early to ensure a seat as it is not a ticketed event.

Tomorrow is the 13th Annual Kenny Gobert Memorial Softball Tournament at Erwinville Park. Set your alarms early for 7:30 a.m. registration and let the games begin.

Other stories: 

LSU softball honors West Side Veteran.

Sheriff  Mike Cazes awarded scholarships to four graduates. 

Port Allen High School softball coach named Coach of the Year

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

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The West Side Journal, located in Port Allen, Louisiana serves as the official journal of West Baton Rouge Parish. The newspaper’s roots run deep in the West Baton Rouge community, as the earliest dates of publication reach back to the mid-1800s.

The current editor is Breanna Smith, an alumna of Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication and native of Baton Rouge. Contributing writers to the Journal are members of the West Side community.

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