WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that South Louisiana waterway projects received significant funding in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers FY 2021 Work Plan.

For Operation & Maintenance, projects in Louisiana’s 3rd District were awarded:

  • $22.992 million for the Atchafalaya River & Bayous Chene, Boeuf, and Black;
  • $30,000 for the Bayou Teche and Vermilion River;
  • $50,000 for the Bayou Teche;
  • $43.496 million for the Calcasieu River & Pass;
  • $7.577 million for Freshwater Bayou;
  • $12.393 million for the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway; and
  • $1.88 million for the Mermentau River.

For Construction, projects in Louisiana’s 3rd District were awarded:

  • $9 million for Calcasieu River & Pass.

Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:

“The Corps’ 2021 Work Plan provides significant funding for dredging and waterway maintenance projects across South Louisiana. Funding levels for the Atchafalaya and Calcasieu river projects represent a sizable increase over the President’s budget request and will help to better address dredging needs in those areas. Support for our ports and waterways remains a top infrastructure priority for my office.”

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