BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A bill that could bring millions of dollars to Louisiana roads is headed to the full House of Representatives Thursday.
The Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act contains substantial increases in federal highway funding for Louisiana, The act also includes provisions from Congressman Garret Graves (R) that is expected to address short, mid and long-term traffic solutions in the entire capitol region.
The bill strategically positions projects like the Washington Street exit area, I-10 and I-12 widening, LA-1 and LA-30 improvements, connecting Walker to Gonzales and a new Mississippi River bridge.
The full House is expected to consider the FAST Act today. Funding for current highway programs expire December 4th.
In a statement, Congressman Graves said: