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Oct 17, 2013
Governor Jindal Announces Millions Approved for Southeast Louisiana Capital Outlay Construction Projects

BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced that the State Bond Commission approved millions of dollars for projects in Southeast Louisiana. 
 
Governor Bobby Jindal said, “Investing in these key projects throughout Southeast Louisiana will continue to improve our state's colleges and universities, health care services and infrastructure. We'll continue making strategic investments like these around our state to improve the quality of life for our people and make this region more attractive to companies that want to invest in our state and create jobs."

Southeast Louisiana projects submitted to the State Bond Commission include:
  • $5.5 million in funding for the Bayou Segnette Recreation Complex, planning and construction in Jefferson Parish;
  • $2 million in funding for the Lafitte area tidal protection, planning and construction in Jefferson Parish;
  • $1.68 million in funding for a new Westbank YMCA in Algiers, planning and construction in Orleans Parish;
  • $1.275 million in funding for the University Square Learning Center facilities, planning and construction in St. Tammany Parish with an additional $1.275 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $2.55 million;
  • $1 million in funding for a port access road and a new commercial boat slip facility at the Grand Isle Port in Jefferson Parish;
  • $1 million in funding for SLEC/Nicholls field and drainage improvements, planning and construction in Lafourche Parish;
  • $1 million in funding for LSU Health Sciences Center University Medical Center, acquisition of equipment in Orleans Parish;
  • $350,000 in funding for a Hurricane Protection system from Larose to Golden Meadow, planning and construction in Lafourche Parish with an additional $7 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $7.35 million;
  • $600,000 in funding for the New Orleans Jazz Market:  A home for the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra at 1436 Oretha Castle Haley, planning and construction in Orleans Parish with an additional $60,000 in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $660,000;
  • $500,000 in funding for a fishing pier at the Leeville Boat Launch, planning and construction in Lafourche Parish;
  • $500,000 in funding for LA Hwy. 182 improvements (Iberia Parish line to LA Hwy. 670), planning and construction in St. Mary Parish;
  • $400,000 in funding for improvements to TPC Louisiana golf course, planning and construction in Jefferson Parish with an additional $3.6 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $4 million;
  • $400,000 in funding for the Tangipahoa Parish Multi-purpose Livestock and Agricultural Facility, planning and construction in Tangipahoa Parish;
  • $400,000 in funding for the Irish Channel St. Andrew Street Elderly Resource Center, planning and construction in Orleans Parish;
  • $350,000 in funding for Grand Isle breakwater protection, planning and construction in Jefferson Parish;
  • $350,000 in funding for the Performing Arts Center/Community Center Phase III and IV in Westwego, planning and equipment in Jefferson Parish;
  • $350,000 in funding for a sewerage collection system along Old Spanish Trail and LA Hwy. 182 in Berwick, planning and construction in St. Mary Parish;
  • $330,000 in funding for Nicholls State University building renovations to Stopher Hall, planning and construction in Lafourche Parish;
  • $300,000 in funding for athletic facilities for Didier Field at Nicholls State University, planning and construction in Lafourche Parish;
  • $300,000 in funding for renovations to the old Crowell Elementary building in Franklin, planning and construction in St. Mary Parish;
  • $300,000 in funding for the Pine Hill sewer system improvements and a municipal tie-in in Hammond, planning and construction in Tangipahoa Parish;
  • $300,000 in funding for the Fireman's Skate and Bike Park, planning and construction in Terrebonne Parish;
  • $280,000 in funding for the Broadmoor Neighborhood Improvement District for a community Art and Wellness Center in New Orleans, planning and construction in Orleans Parish;
  • $250,000 in funding for Sala Avenue street and infrastructure improvements in Westwego, planning and construction in Jefferson Parish;
  • $200,000 in funding for the Bayou Terrebonne Boardwalk with $1 million cash and or/in-kind match, planning and construction in Terrebonne Parish;
  • $200,000 in funding for renovations and expansion of the Tangipahoa Courthouse and Courthouse Annex, acquisitions, planning and construction with a $500,000 local match in Tangipahoa Parish;
  • $200,000 in funding for Kingsley House acquisition, renovations, new construction, and major repairs in Orleans Parish with an additional $1.61 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $1.81 million;
  • $175,000 in funding for sewer system improvements, oxidation ditch conversion, and a sequencing batch reactor and pump station in Hammond, planning and construction in Tangipahoa Parish with an additional $725,000 in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $900,000;
  • $150,000 in funding for the replacement of water and gas meters in Patterson, planning and construction in St. Mary Parish with an additional $50,000 in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $200,000;
  • $125,000 in funding for the 80 Arpent Canal dredging for Caldwell Plantation to Laurel Valley, planning and construction in Lafourche Parish with an additional $560,000 in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $685,000;
  • $115,000 in funding for restoration and repair to the Cabildo exterior, planning and construction in Orleans Parish;
  • $100,000 in funding for LA Hwy. 70 drainage improvements in Morgan City, planning and construction in St. Mary Parish;
  • $100,000 in funding for the Lafitte Seafood Pavilion, planning and construction in Jefferson Parish;
  • $100,000 in funding for drainage, paving, and water system improvements in Bogalusa, planning and construction in Washington Parish;
  • $100,000 in funding for exterior restoration and repair of the Presbytere Museum, planning and construction in Orleans Parish;
  • $75,000 in funding for a fire station and public service center in Baldwin, planning and construction in St. Mary Parish;
  • $45,000 in funding for the West Bank Courthouse security system, planning and construction in St. John the Baptist Parish;
  • $30,000 in funding for the East Bank Courthouse, planning and construction in St. John the Baptist Parish;
 
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