Today, Governor Bobby Jindal highlighted a nearly $1 million state investment to replace a 52 year old bridge in West Carroll Parish. The La. 134 Bayou Macon Bridge connects East and West Carroll parishes and was built in 1962. It needed to be replaced due to its age.
The bridge serves approximately 700 motorists each day and serves many farmers and other agriculture business transport vehicles. The $4.6 million project began in 2012 and was completed last month. This total includes approximately $932,000 in state funding.
Governor Jindal said, "This bridge is over 50 years old and needed to be replaced to ensure the safety of drivers. This investment will help improve the flow of commerce and help ensure our people have a safe route to travel. Investing in our infrastructure is critical because it helps make our state more attractive for businesses that want to invest and create jobs for our people, but most importantly, it means we have safer roads for our families."
Since 2008, the Jindal Administration has made transportation and infrastructure projects a top priority by investing an unprecedented $5.6 billion in Louisiana's infrastructure.