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La. DOTD to receive $41.4 million in extra infrastructure funding

With $12 billion in backlogged infrastructure projects, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is doing the best it can to ensure that Louisiana’s roads can handle the impending industrial boom across the state.

According to the The Advocate, the DOTD will be receiving an additional $41.4 million in federal funding. Because the state committed all federal road and bridge dollars to existing projects during the financial year, it is eligible for added funding.

Here are some of the projects that added funding will finance:

~$1.5-2 million for the Cleveland Avenue railroad crossing and other roadways in St. Tammany Parish

~$2.5 million to construct a roundabout at the U.S. 190-Edent Church Road intersection in Livingston Parish

~$5-7.5 million for repairs on the I-10 bridge deck in St. Charles and St. John the Baptist Parishes, as well as the I-610 bridge in Orleans Parish

~$$20-30 million for major work on the Jimmie Davis Bridge of La. 511 in Bossier Parish

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