$1.2 trillion infrastructure bill could send billions to Louisiana
8 Nov 2021
Louisiana is expected to receive $7 billion from the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act. The money will be used for public transportation, roads, broadband, and water systems.
“Louisiana will get billions from the federal government to repair and update our roads, bridges, sewage and water systems. We would be able to have updated flood protection, increased internet connectivity and so much more,” said Congressman Troy Carter (D).
Carter and Senator Bill Cassidy said almost $500 million dollars will go towards the National Coastal Resilience Fund. This will help reduce flooding for coastal communities in Louisiana’s bayou parishes.
Gov. Edwards breaks ground on Houma canal locks, announces completion of Grand Bayou FloodgateNov 8 2021
On Monday, Gov. Edwards joined the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) along with local and state officials to break ground on the Houma Navigation Canal (HNC) Lock Complex and announce the completion of the Grand Bayou Floodgate. The two projects are acknowledged as critical components of the...
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