Scalise Announces Permit For HWY 1088 At I-12
Congressman Steve Scalise today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has finally granted the permit to proceed with the Interstate I-12 interchange at Louisiana 1088 project.
While this project has been tied up in red tape for far too long, it is very encouraging that we finally got the Corps to issue the permit, Scalise said. This is a very important project to improve St. Tammany's infrastructure and to provide a safe access route to the newly-opened Lakeshore High School.
Scalise has worked with St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis and other officials to break some of the logjams in the permit process. In May, Congressman Steve Scalise and U.S. Senator David Vitter gathered representatives from the offices of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis, Sen. Jack Donahue and St. Tammany Parish School District Superintendent Gayle Sloan to hammer out the issues causing the delays in the permitting process.
The Corps' Environmental Evaluation of the Interstate I-12 interchange at Louisiana 1088 has now been completed and the required signatures from Corps officials have been obtained. The permit has been sent to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), and they can finally let this project for bid later this week.