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La. Bond Commission approves millions for North Louisiana

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BATON ROUGE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - Governor Bobby Jindal today announced that millions of dollars for North Louisiana projects have been approved by the Bond Commission. 

In total, the approved projects include over $62 million in support for higher education throughout Louisiana. Since 2008, the Jindal administration has supported more than $700 million dollars in critical higher education infrastructure investments across the state, including more than $225 million for Louisiana Community and Technical College campuses.

North Louisiana projects approved by the State Bond Commission include:

$5 million in Priority 2 funding for Bayou Dechene Reservoir, Planning, Land Acquisition and Construction in Caldwell Parish with an additional $12 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $17 million;

$1.3 million in Priority 2 funding for Jimmie Davis Bridge Rehabilitation, Planning and Construction in Bossier and Caddo Parishes with an additional $9.2 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $10.5 million;

$1 million in Priority 2 funding for Children's Hospital at LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport, Renovation and Expansion, Planning and Construction in Caddo Parish with an additional $9 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $10 million;

$2 million in Priority 2 funding for new Classroom Building at Southern University  Shreveport, Planning and Construction in Caddo Parish with an additional $3.8 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $5.8 million;

$350,000 in Priority 2 funding for High Voltage Electrical Distribution System Upgrade at LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport, Planning and Construction in Caddo Parish with an additional $5.05 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $5.4 million;

$1 million in Priority 2 funding for Plainview Road Rehabilitation, Planning and Construction in Sabine Parish with an additional $3 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $4 million;

$300,000 in Priority 2 funding for Patient Care HVAC Replacement at LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport, Planning and Construction in Caddo Parish with an additional $2.7 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $3 million;

$300,000 in Priority 2 funding for Water Distribution System Repairs and Improvements at Louisiana Tech University in Lincoln Parish with an additional $2.65 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $2.95 million;

$500,000 in Priority 2 funding for Natchitoches Parish Emergency Communications Center, Planning and Construction in Natchitoches Parish with an additional $1.9 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $2.4 million;

$200,000 in Priority 2 funding for Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, Planning and Construction in Caddo Parish with an additional $1.8 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $2 million;

$500,000 in Priority 2 funding for Mississippi River Levee Raising, Arkansas to Old River, Planning and Construction in Avoyelles, Concordia, East Carroll, Madison, Pointe Coupee, Tensas Parish with an additional $1.5 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $2 million;

$670,000 in Priority 2 funding for Railroad Spur for the Columbia Port Commission, Planning and Construction in Caldwell Parish with an additional $1.34 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $1.974 million;

$250,000 in Priority 2 funding for Parish Detention Facility, Planning and Construction in Caldwell Parish with an additional $1.37 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $1.620 million;

$100,000 in Priority 2 funding for Water System Improvements and Extension at Waterworks District #1, Planning and Construction in De Soto Parish with an additional $965,000 in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $1.065 million;

$1 million in future Priority 5 funding for South Natchitoches Drainage Improvements, including Adjacent Roadwork, Planning and Construction in Natchitoches Parish;

$900,000 in future Priority 5 funding for Winnsboro Campus of Delta Community College, Acquisition, Planning, and Construction in Franklin Parish;

$600,000 in Priority 2 funding for Water Distribution System Expansion, LA 810 Extension, Planning and Construction in Jackson Parish with an additional $200,000 in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $800,000;

$390,000 in Priority 2 funding for Hwy. 71 Street Lighting Project from LA 3032 (Westgate Drive) to LA 511 (Jimmie Davis Hwy), Planning and Construction in Bossier City with an additional $390,000 in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $780,000;

$700,000 in Priority 2 funding to Reconstruct Natchitoches Parish Council on Aging Activities Building, Planning and Construction in Natchitoches Parish;

$635,000 in Priority 2 funding for Stubbs Hall Reroofing, Planning and Construction at University of Louisiana Monroe in Ouachita Parish;

$600,000 in Priority 2 funding for HVAC Repairs in Caddo Hall, Planning and Construction at Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts in Natchitoches Parish;

$535,000 in Priority 2 funding for Old River Bridge, Planning and Construction in Natchitoches Parish;

$215,000 in Priority 2 funding for Potable Water Ground Storage Tank in Minden, Planning and Construction in Webster Parish with an additional $320,000 in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $535,000;

$500,000 in Priority 2 funding for Visual Arts Building Renovation for Business, Planning and Construction at Louisiana Tech University in Lincoln Parish;

$150,000 in Priority 2 funding for Conversion of Gym into Multipurpose Facility in Heflin, Planning and Construction in Webster Parish with an additional $335,000 in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $485,000;

$100,000 in Priority 2 funding for Wastewater Collection System Improvements in Sibley, Planning and Construction in Webster Parish with an additional $365,000 in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $465,000;

$200,000 in Priority 2 funding for Bastrop Central Fire Station, Replace Driveway City Hall, Roof Construction, Planning and Construction in Morehouse Parish with an additional $250,000 in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $450,000;

$425,000 in Priority 2 funding for Highway 538 Water Line Extension in Oil City, Planning and Construction in Caddo Parish;

$400,000 in Priority 2 funding for Town of Vivian, Street Improvements, Planning and Construction in Caddo Parish;

$160,000 in Priority 2 funding for Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvement in Plain Dealing, Planning and Construction in Bossier Parish with an additional $160,000 in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $320,000;

$250,000 in Priority 2 funding for Water and Wastewater System Improvements and Extension in Vivian, Planning and Construction in Caddo Parish;

$250,000 in Priority 2 funding for Sapa Drive Improvements, Planning and Construction in Richland Parish;

$250,000 in Priority 2 funding for Railroad Spur in Rayville, Planning and Construction in Richland Parish;

$225,000 in future Priority 5 funding for Cotton Valley Road Reconstruction, Planning and Construction in Bossier Parish;

$150,000 in Priority 2 funding for Town of Campti Multi-Purpose Community Center, Planning and Construction in Natchitoches Parish with an additional $50,000 in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $200,000;

$175,000 in Priority 2 funding for Courthouse and Jail Renovations in East Carroll Parish;

$165,000 in Priority 2 funding for Caddo Parish Fire District No. 3, Station #4, Addition Planning and Construction in Caddo Parish;

$150,000 in Priority 2 funding for Town of Homer, Town Hall Renovations, Planning and Construction in Claiborne Parish;

$145,000 in Priority 2 funding for Downsville Recreational Facility Improvements, Planning and Construction in Lincoln Parish;

$125,000 in Priority 2 funding for Horseshoe Water System, Planning and Construction in Webster Parish;

$120,000 in Priority 2 funding for a Service Road in Sterlington, Planning and Construction in Ouachita Parish;

$100,000 in Priority 2 funding for Richland Parish Recreational and Learning Center in Delhi, Planning and Construction in Richland Parish;

$100,000 in Priority 2 funding for Simsboro to Renovate Old Fire Station Into Town Hall, Planning and Construction in Lincoln Parish;

$100,000 in Priority 2 funding for Expansion and Improvement to the North DeSoto Water System, Planning and Construction in DeSoto Parish;

$80,000 in Priority 2 funding for Wiles Road Reconstruction, Planning and Construction in Caldwell Parish;

$75,000 in Priority 2 funding for Wastewater Collection System Improvements in Springhill, Planning and Construction in Webster Parish;

$70,000 in Priority 2 funding for Stair Railings, Planning and Construction at Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts in Natchitoches Parish;

$65,000 in Priority 2 funding for Esto Booster Station Discharge and Supply Line Replacement at the South Toledo bend Waterworks District in Sabine Parish;

$50,000 in Priority 2 funding for Simsboro Water Well and Water Main in Lincoln Parish;

$50,000 in Priority 2 funding for Natchitoches Veterans and Memorial Park, Planning and Construction in Natchitoches Parish;

$50,000 in Priority 2 funding for New Law Enforcement/Services/Training/Emergency Shelter Complex, Planning and Construction in Union Parish;

$30,000 in Priority 2 funding for Creation of a Hurricane/Disaster Shelter by Expanding the West Ouachita Senior Center, Planning and Construction in Ouachita Parish.

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