LAFAYETTE, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) sent a letter today urging Governor Edwards to utilize federal funding from the latest COVID-19 package to address Louisiana’s infrastructure backlog. The recent budget reconciliation package provides Louisiana with over $5 billion in federal funding and broad discretion on how funds can be spent.

The letter reads, in part, “We have an unprecedented opportunity to invest in the I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge in Lake Charles, the I-49 Connector in Lafayette, and the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge. The completion of essential I-10 corridor infrastructure is long overdue and would deliver a significant win for both Louisiana and the nation.”

It continues, “All of these projects would provide tremendous economic benefits to South Louisiana, creating new jobs and supporting industry growth. Safe, modern, and reliable infrastructure is required for Louisiana to reach its full economic potential. We should capitalize on this moment and wisely invest these federal dollars into projects that promote future economic prosperity for Louisiana.”

Read the full letter below or as a pdf here.

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