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

BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced that the State Bond Commission approved millions of dollars for North Louisiana projects. The funding approved today includes millions of dollars for the state’s new public-private hospital partnership in North Louisiana. 

Governor Bobby Jindal said, “Investing in these key projects throughout North 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."

North Louisiana projects submitted to the State Bond Commission include:
  • $5 million in funding for surgery and radiology equipment for LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport in Caddo Parish;
  • $2 million in funding for the Monroe Regional Airport terminal, planning and construction with a $40.5 million federal and/or local match in Ouachita Parish;
  • $1.5 million in funding for P.E.T. clinical and research imaging equipment for the Biomedical Research Foundation in Caddo Parish;
  • $1 million in funding for an interchange at Tarbutton Road and I-20, engineering, right of way, utilities, and construction in Lincoln Parish with an additional $9.1 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $10.1 million;
  • $800,000 in funding for the Northeast Louisiana State Cemetery, planning and construction in Ouachita Parish;
  • $600,000 in funding for capital improvement projects at LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport, design and engineering in Caddo Parish;
  • $600,000 in funding for repairs and upgrades to the St. Joseph water system, planning and construction in Tensas Parish and an additional $5.4 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $6 million;
  • $575,000 in funding for water main extensions with connections, a booster station, and emergency power improvements for the Weston Water System, planning and construction in Jackson Parish;
  • $500,000 in funding for Carl Road improvements, construction in Morehouse Parish;
  • $430,000 in funding for Wiles Road reconstruction, planning and construction in Caldwell Parish;
  • $400,000 in funding for a boiler replacement at LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport, planning and construction in Caddo Parish with an additional $5 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $5.4 million;
  • $375,000 in funding for inpatient critical care renovations for LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport, planning and construction in Caddo Parish with an additional $5.145 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $5.52 million;
  • $375,000 in funding for the Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office operations center relocation, site development, renovations, and improvements, planning and construction with a $130,000 local match in Morehouse Parish;
  • $310,000 in funding for a new water well and related system improvements in Castor, planning and construction in Bienville Parish;
  • $300,000 in funding for Cotton Valley sewerage system improvements, planning and construction in Webster Parish;
  • $250,000 in funding for improvements to the Benton wastewater collection system, planning and construction in Bossier Parish with an additional $225,000 in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $475,000;
  • $225,000 in funding for a digital mammography machine for the Homer Memorial Hospital, acquisition and installation in Claiborne Parish;
  • $200,000 in funding for renovations of the Allen Building at Southern University Shreveport, planning and construction in Caddo Parish;
  • $200,000 in funding for Site No. 4 water system renovations and improvements in Cadeville, planning and construction with a 50% local match in Ouachita Parish;
  • $200,000 in funding for parish road improvements in Franklin Parish;
  • $160,000 in funding for chip and seal road repairs in West Carroll Parish;
  • $100,000 in funding for the Tensas Parish Port/Port Priority Site plan, planning and construction in Tensas Parish with an additional $115,000 in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $215,000;
  • $100,000 in funding for Simsboro to renovate the Old Fire Station into a town hall, planning and construction in Lincoln Parish;
  • $75,000 in funding for the C.C. Antoine Park in Shreveport, planning and construction in Caddo Parish and an additional $225,000 in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $300,000;
  • $60,000 in funding for the Richland Parish Recreational and Learning Center in Delhi, planning and construction in Richland Parish and an additional $100,000 in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $160,000;
  • $50,000 in funding for a bone density machine for the Homer Memorial Hospital, acquisition and installation in Claiborne Parish;
  • $15,000 in funding for parish road improvements, planning and construction in East Carroll Parish;

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