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Sunday, July 21, 2019

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$740K to improve airport roadway

$740K to improve airport roadway

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced a $740,000 grant for the construction of a roadway connector to the South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Jr. Airport, in Galliano.

According to grantee estimates, the project is expected to create 250 jobs and additional high-value jobs as a result of increased economic activity at the airport and improved efficiencies.

“Ensuring that our communities have the critical infrastructure they need to support commerce is a top priority for the Obama administration,” said Jay Williams, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development. “Today’s EDA investment will foster job creation for Lafourche Parish through critical roadway connectivity improvements to the local airport.”

EDA’s grant will facilitate the construction of a two-lane asphalt connector beginning at the junction of Louisiana Highway 308 and the Lafourche Parish Airport Road that traverses to the South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Jr. Airport’s facilities.

The connector will provide turning lanes and asphalt shoulders for safer access to airport facilities.

The project is expected to create better connection of marine and upland sites that are a part of the port complex, resulting in high-value jobs in Lafourche Parish.