BATON ROUGE, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Louisiana lawmakers have approved a bill that includes $100 million in funding for the I-49 inter-city connector project.
Lawmakers are financing the projects with $700 million the state secured in the settlement for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill.
The state is receiving yearly payments of $53 million through 2034 from BP as compensation for economic damages from the massive 2010 oil spill.
Last week Congressman Mike Johnson sent a letter to the State Historic Preservation Office requesting a quick review of the Cultural Resources survey for the I-49 Inner City Connector.