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Nov 05, 2012
Governor Jindal Recommends Funding for Southwest Louisiana Capital Outlay Construction Projects

BATON ROUGE – Today Governor Bobby Jindal announced his support for construction and infrastructure projects in Southwest Louisiana that his administration is recommending for funding at the upcoming meeting of the State Bond Commission. In total, the recommendations include over $62 million in support for higher education throughout Louisiana. Since 2008, the Jindal administration has supported more than $700 million dollars in critical higher education infrastructure investments across the state, including more than $225 million for Louisiana Community and Technical College campuses.

Gov. Jindal said, “Investing in these key projects throughout Southwest Louisiana will continue to improve our state's colleges and universities, health care services and infrastructure. These investments will make Louisiana more attractive to companies who want to expand or invest in our state so we can create more opportunities for our people right here at home."

Southwest Louisiana projects recommended to the State Bond Commission include:
  • $1.5 million in Priority 2 funding for Morganza to Gulf of Mexico Flood Control Feasibility Study, Planning, Design, Right of Way and Construction of Levees, Floodgates and Other Flood Control Systems in Ascension, Assumption, Iberia, Iberville, Lafourche, Pointe Coupee, St. Martin, St. Mary, Terrebonne, West Baton Rouge Parish with an additional $25 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $26.5 million;
  • $900,000 in Priority 2 funding for Region 5/ Lake Charles Office of Wildlife, Planning and Construction in Calcasieu Parish with an additional $8.1 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $9 million;
  • $200,000 in Priority 2 funding for Carencro Wastewater and City Infrastructure Flood Damages, Planning and Construction in Lafayette Parish with an additional $5.77 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $5.97 million;
  • $500,000 in Priority 2 funding for Apollo Road Extension (Rue Du Belier and Dulles Drive Intersection to Old Spanish Trail and Apollo Road Intersection) in Scott, Planning and Construction and Land Acquisition in Lafayette Parish with an additional $4.5 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $5 million;
  • $500,000 in Priority 2 funding for the Port of Lake Charles Access Road, Planning and Construction in Calcasieu Parish with an additional $4.5 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $5 million;
  • $900,000 in Priority 2 funding for Gravity Sewer Pump Trunk Mains and Pumping Stations South Ward 3 and South Ward 4, Planning and Construction in Calcasieu Parish with an additional $4 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $4.9 million;
  • $4.5 million in Priority 2 funding for Construction of Cargo Facilities for the Lafayette Airport Commission, Planning and Construction in Lafayette Parish;
  • $340,000 in Priority 2 funding for Sherman Fine Arts Building, Renovation of Existing Space, Planning and Construction at McNeese State University in Calcasieu Parish with an additional $4.06 million in future priority 5 funding for a total investment of $4.4 million;
  • $350,000 in Priority 2 funding for Contraband Bayou Erosion Retaining Wall Phase II at McNeese State University, Planning and Construction in Calcasieu Parish with an additional $3.875 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $4.225 million;
  • $200,000 in Priority 2 funding for Youngsville Community Center Planning and Construction in Lafayette Parish with an additional $2.8 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $3 million;
  • $3 million in future Priority 5 funding for Atchafalaya Basin Protection and Enhancement in Assumption, Avoyelles, Iberia, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary Parish;
  • $150,000 in Priority 2 funding for Three-Lane LA 182 in Broussard, Planning and Construction in Lafayette Parish with an additional $2.1 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $2.25 million;
  • $500,000 in Priority 2 funding for Mississippi River Levee Raising, Arkansas to Old River, Planning and Construction in Avoyelles, Concordia, East Carroll, Madison, Pointe Coupee, Tensas Parish with an additional $1.5 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $2 million;
  • $2 million in future Priority 5 funding for Frazar Memorial Library Renovation and Repairs, Planning and Construction at McNeese State University in Calcasieu Parish;
  • $1.075 million in Priority 2 funding for Progress Point Business Park and Airport Gateway, Land Acquisition in Iberia Parish;
  • $1.05 million in future Priority 5 funding for Dequincy City Hall, Planning and Construction in Calcasieu Parish;
  • $1 million in Priority 2 funding for Health and Human Performance Education Complex, Planning and Construction at McNeese State University in Calcasieu Parish;
  • $1 million in Priority 2 funding for Lake End Parkway Cabins in Morgan City, Planning and Construction in St. Mary Parish;
  • $750,000 in Priority 2 funding for Ellis and Linda Drive Improvements in Westlake, Planning and Construction in Calcasieu Parish;
  • $520,000 in Priority 2 funding for Five Lane Road Extension from Highway 675 to Highway 3212, Planning and Construction in Iberia Parish;
  • $500,000 in Priority 2 funding for Alpha Hall Renovations, Planning and Construction at McNeese State University in Calcasieu Parish;
  • $460,000 in Priority 2 funding for Installation of Culverts and Associated Infrastructure in Middle Road Drainage Canal in Bayou Vista for Sub-Gravity Drainage District #1 and Gravity Drainage District #2, Planning and Construction in St. Mary Parish;
  • $450,000 in Priority 2 funding for Water Distribution and Storage System Improvements in Delcambre, Planning and Construction in Vermillion Parish;
  • $400,000 in Priority 2 funding for Lumas Road, Planning and Construction in Beauregard Parish;
  • $350,000 in Priority 2 funding for Sewer Upgrades in St. Martinville, Planning and Construction in St. Martin Parish;
  • $300,000 in Priority 2 funding for Command and Control Center at City Docks at the Port of Lake Charles in Calcasieu Parish;
  • $300,000 in Priority 2 funding for National Hurricane Museum and Science Center in Lake Charles in Calcasieu Parish;
  • $250,000 in Priority 2 funding for Community Recreation Building and Shelter in DeRidder, Planning and Construction, Acquisition and Rehabilitation in Beauregard Parish;
  • $250,000 in Priority 2 funding for Planning, Permitting, Engineering and Right of Way Acquisition for the Iberia Hurricane Protection Master Plan in Iberia Parish;
  • $250,000 in Priority 2 funding for Rehabilitate LA Hwy 182 from US 90 to LA Hwy 89, Planning and Construction in Lafayette Parish;
  • $200,000 in Priority 2 funding for Road Improvements on Four-Mile Bayou Road, Planning and Construction in St. Martin Parish;
  • $200,000 in Priority 2 funding for Vinton Street Improvements in Calcasieu Parish;
  • $195,000 in Priority 2 funding for Industrial Canal Dockside Monopile Improvements at the Port of Lake Charles, Planning and Construction in Calcasieu Parish;
  • $195,000 in Priority 2 funding for Hurricane Evacuations and Homeland Security Coordination and Related Renovations, Planning and Construction in St. Landry Parish;
  • $150,000 in Priority 2 funding for Street Improvements in Gueydan, Planning and Construction ($112,000 Local Match) in Vermillion Parish;
  • $150,000 in Priority 2 funding for Reconstruction of South Bernard Road from LA Hwy 182 to US Hwy 90 in Broussard, Planning and Construction in Lafayette Parish;
  • $150,000 in Priority 2 funding for Infrastructure Improvements at the Charenton Canal Industrial Park in St. Mary Parish;
  • $150,000 in Priority 2 funding for Road Extension from Sidney Blanchard Road to Ed Broussard Road, Planning and Construction in Iberia Parish;
  • $150,000 in Priority 2 funding for Public Safety Complex in Kaplan, Planning and Construction in Vermillion Parish;
  • $125,000 in Priority 2 funding for Louisiana Emergency Medical Unit Storage Facility, Planning and Construction in Lafayette Parish;
  • $100,000 in Priority 2 funding for Recreational Complex Planning and Construction in Iberia Parish;
  • $65,000 in Priority 2 funding for Loreauville Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements and Demolition Project, Planning and Construction in Iberia Parish;
  • $60,000 in Priority 2 funding for Grand Coteau Police and Utility departments upgrades, including Roof, Air Conditioning, and Water Well in St. Landry Parish;
  • $60,000 in Priority 2 funding for Scott Events Center, Planning and Construction in Lafayette Parish;
  • $50,000 in Priority 2 funding for Loreauville Water Tower Improvements, Planning and Construction in Iberia Parish;
  • $40,000 in Priority 2 funding for Third Street West Bridge Repair, Planning and Construction in Jefferson Davis Parish;
  • $25,000 in Priority 2 funding for Water System Improvements, Planning and Construction in Beauregard Parish.

 
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