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Washington, DC –Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, issued the following statement about the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Terrace Ave. exit at I-110.
Aiming to reduce traffic backups, Gov. John Bel Edwards and others Friday announced the opening of a new exit off Interstate 110 south near the "new" Mississippi River bridge in Baton Rouge.
The $9.3 million Terrace Avenue exit will allow southbound motorists to get to the Washington Street area without having to cross multiple lanes of traffic.
The new exit begins over Myrtle Avenue, extends over Julia Street and connects with Terrace Avenue.
Baton Rouge, LA - Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) is raising the profile of South Louisiana transportation, flood protection and other infrastructure priorities this week as he hosts Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), the Ranking Member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, for a multi-day survey of the Bayou State.
Baton Rouge, La – Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Aviation Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that Louisiana Regional Airport in Gonzales will receive a $1.176 million federal grant to help pay for runway improvements at the facility.
Baton Rouge, La (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) – Congressman Garret Graves has announced that the Louisiana Regional Airport in Gonzales will receive a $1.176 million federal grant to help pay for runway improvements at the facility.
“I am excited to join the Ascension-St. James Airport and Transportation Authority in announcing this new federal funding, which will enhance Louisiana Regional, improve the facility’s accessibility and help expand business and job opportunities in Ascension Parish,” said Graves.
A new federal grant will help the Bayou Cane Fire Protection District hire additional firefighters, officials said.
The 54-member department recently received a $278,027 federal grant through the Department of Homeland Security’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response, also known as the SAFER Program.
The initiative is designed to enhance the nation’s ability to respond to fire and fire-related hazards and improve preparedness. It seeks to maintain 24-hour fire department staffing and provide around-the-clock fire protection, officials said.
Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today issued the following statement after the groundbreaking ceremony for the Pecue Lane/I-10 Interchange Phase II Project.
Gov. John Bel Edwards and Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome on Friday announced the start of a new phase of the $55 million Pecue Lane project, which will include an interchange on heavily-traveled Interstate 10 aimed at easing daily traffic backups.
"The entire corridor has to be improved," Edwards said during a gathering on Pecue Lane near I-10 in south Baton Rouge.
A total of 92,000 motorists use that section of I-10 daily and 41,000 cars and trucks use the affected portion of Pecue Lane each day.
Louisiana is poised to land an unexpected $76 million from the Federal Highway Administration, provided the state can obligate the funds—essentially, send the FHA a list of projects on which the money will be spent—by Sept. 26.
The money is coming from unspent highway funds originally allocated to other states that, for one reason or another, were unable to spend it this year, according to U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, who has been working to secure the extra money for Louisiana.