DOTD to spend $730 million on Louisiana roads

DOTD to spend $730 million on Louisiana roads

(Editor’s Note: The following story by Joe Curtis is being re-printed from The Franklin Sun with permission. LaSalle Parish is part of District 58 and several local officials were in attendance at the public meeting on highway projects.)

Joint Transportation, Highways & Public Works legislative committee members reviewed Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development budget numbers and answered audience questions during an opening meeting Tuesday at Franklin Parish Media Center in Winnsboro recently.

DOTD plans to spend $730 million in fiscal year 2020-2021, according to budget numbers released during the meeting. Majority of the funding, approximately $420 million, will be spent on system preservation and sustainability along with $61 million on safety.


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