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Nov 15, 2012
Governor Jindal Announces Millions Approved for Central Louisiana Capital Outlay Construction Projects

BATON ROUGE – Today Governor Bobby Jindal announced that millions of dollars for Central Region projects were approved by the Bond Commission after his administration recommended them for funding.  In total, the approved projects include over $62 million in support for higher education throughout Louisiana. Since 2008, the Jindal administration has supported more than $700 million dollars in critical higher education infrastructure investments across the state, including more than $225 million for Louisiana Community and Technical College campuses.

Central Louisiana projects approved by the State Bond Commission include:
  • $5.7 million in Priority 2 funding for Vernon/ Fort Polk Thoroughfare Plan, Planning and Construction in Vernon Parish with an additional $3.675 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $9.375 million;
  • $1 million in Priority 2 funding for Village of Sikes Water System Extensions and Improvements, Planning and Construction in Winn Parish with an additional $700,000 in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $1.7 million;
  • $550,000 in Priority 2 funding for Rosepine Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvement, Planning and Construction in Vernon Parish with an additional $1.07 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $1.62 million;
  • $300,000 in Priority 2 funding for Emergency Connection with West Vernon Waterworks District and Inline Booster Station in Hornbeck, Planning and Construction in Vernon Parish with an additional $600,000 in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $900,000;
  • $665,000 in Priority 2 funding for Pine Hill Road Improvements, Planning and Construction in LaSalle Parish;
  • $500,000 in Priority 2 funding for Sugarhouse Road/Eddie Williams Blvd. to LA Hwy 1, Phase I and Phase II, Planning and Construction in Rapides Parish;
  • $300,000 in Priority 2 funding for Emergency Connection with Anacoco Water System in Hornbeck, Planning and Construction in Vernon Parish;
  • $200,000 in Priority 2 funding for Water System Improvements in Rosepine, Planning and Construction in Vernon Parish;
  • $150,000 in Priority 2 funding for Renovation of Community Facilities in Forest Hill, Planning and Construction in Rapides Parish;
  • $75,000 in Priority 2 funding for Street Improvements in New Llano, Planning and Construction in Vernon Parish.

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