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Wednesday, November 14, 2018



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Federal funding to help fix West Larose Lift Bridge

Federal funding to help fix West Larose Lift Bridge

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development recently received $41.4 million in additional federal highway funding due to successfully obligating the full amount of its federal funding during the 2013-2014 federal fiscal year.

Each year, the United States Department of Transportation redistributes federal funding to states that are successful in obligating their full federal highway funding allotment during the fiscal year, which spans from October 1 through September 30.

“The staff at DOTD works hard each year to obligate our entire allotment of federal funding,” said DOTD Secretary Sherri H. LeBas. “I am proud of their hard work and dedication with helping the department obtain this extra funding for these much-needed projects.”

This additional funding will allow the department to finance various shovel-ready construction projects over the next year.

One of the projects included in the funding involves an estimated $20 to $30 million to perform structural, mechanical and electrical repairs, and paint the La. 1 West Larose Vertical Lift Bridge.

It was unclear when work would begin.