LAKE CHARLES, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is awarding $150 million in Mega Grant funding for the I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge replacement project.
“Since coming to Congress, my office has worked with our local, state, and federal partners to build consensus and advance the I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge project,” said Congressman Higgins. “Completion of a new bridge is a critical infrastructure priority for the Louisiana delegation. Replacement efforts are moving forward, and this Mega Grant provides the State with significant federal funding. We are building a new bridge at I-10 in Lake Charles.”
Congressman Higgins and members of the Louisiana delegation sent a letter on May 31, urging approval of the State’s application for Mega Grant funding. Congressman Higgins delivered a follow-up communication on July 18, again urging the Department of Transportation to approve funding for the I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge project. Our office has also continued to advocate for the project in back-channel communications with DOT.
A more extensive timeline of Congressman Higgins’ involvement with the I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge project is available here.