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Progress on the elevated highway to Port Fourchon continues as the LA 1 Coalition continues to look for money for the next phase.
Construction is underway to widen the curve on the Leeville Bridge and add a short extension for the planned elevated highway to Golden Meadow, LA 1 Coalition Executive Director Henri Boulet told the Lafourche Parish Council last week.
“We’re working very hard on closing the gap,” he said.
The next phase, elevating 8.3 miles of roadway to Golden Meadow, is expected to cost $340 million.
Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) announced today that the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is awarding $80,699,190 in new federal funding to Louisiana to advance many projects statewide.
The important I-10 Interchange at Pecue Lane is among those projects. With clearing and grubbing mostly completed, these new funds will provide for bridge construction and additional right-of-way acquisition to help move the project forward more quickly.
BATON ROUGE -- Allocation of more than $80 million in federal funds could send several improvement projects statewide to the express route.
The Federal Highway Administration awarded $80,699,190 in new federal funding to Louisiana to advance major roadwork across the state.
The Interstate 10 interchange at Pecue Lane on the south end of Baton Rouge is included in the project list.
Louisiana is getting $80 million in federal highway funds from other states that failed to use the dollars, including about $16 million to help build an interchange at Pecue Lane in Baton Rouge, officials said Thursday.
However, the state would have provided nearly double that amount — about $30 million — for the Pecue project if the work was further along, according to officials familiar with the issue.
That development is significant because 2018 may be the last year the state gets unused federal highway money from other states because of a lack of matching funds here.
Congressman Graves will join St. John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom for a press conference to discuss West Shore Lake Pontchartrain hurricane and storm surge risk reduction project updates.
West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Risk Reduction Project
Desperate for affordable fixes to daily traffic problems near the Interstate 10 Mississippi River bridge, Gov. John Bel Edwards and other state, federal and local officials Monday broke ground on a "game changer" project touted as a way to make life easier for motorists.
The $8.8 million plan will create a new, Terrace Avenue exit left off Interstate 110 South.
Doing so, officials said, will reduce daily traffic tie-ups caused by motorists crossing multiple lanes of traffic, against eastbound motorists leaving the bridge, to get to the Washington Street exit.
Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana), Governor John Bel Edwards, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson and other state leaders marked the beginning of construction today on a solution to the Capital Region’s traffic bottleneck at the I-10 Washington St. Exit. The “I-110 Interchange Modification Project at Terrace Ave” is designed to eliminate traffic congestion associated the I-10 eastbound Washington Street exit and will provide connectivity from I-110 southbound to surrounding residential neighborhoods.
BATON ROUGE – Completion on the relocation of power lines and property acquisition will top the work order list for the construction of the Comite River Diversion Canal, officials from the project task force said in a meeting Tuesday.
The meeting at the State Capitol marked the first since an announcement that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers committed $343 million for completion of the long-awaited project.