WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is allocating an additional $115 million through the Infrastructure Law for construction on the Southwest Coastal Louisiana Hurricane Protection project. The project is a coastal restoration and storm mitigation effort that encompasses 4,700 square miles in Calcasieu, Cameron, and Vermilion parishes.

“Again, while I opposed the Infrastructure bill in its totality, there are elements within the bill that my office fully supports. We have long prioritized funding for dredging, waterway maintenance, and storm mitigation efforts in South Louisiana. That certainly includes the Southwest Coastal Louisiana project,” said Congressman Higgins. “We secured language in the 2018 Water Resources bill prioritizing Southwest Coastal for construction, and we have continued to advocate for funding through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.”

Background on funding efforts for the Southwest Coastal Louisiana Hurricane Protection project:

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