BUSINESS

DOTD invests $705 million in transportation infrastructure projects

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Sherri H. LeBas recently announced that the state has invested over $705 million in transportation infrastructure projects in 2013, resulting in 326 projects that helped to improve over 1,200 miles of Louisiana’s roadways and 46 bridges.

“This year, we have enjoyed many accomplishments as a department toward improving the quality of life for Louisiana’s residents,” LeBas said. “I look forward to a great 2014 as we continue our dedication to advance the transportation system of our state.”

Since the Piyush “Bobby” Jindal administration took office in January 2008 an unprecedented $5.6 billion has been invested in Louisiana’s infrastructure.

This includes more than 2,400 projects and approximately 6,500 miles of roadway improvements.