CHATHAM — Gov. Bobby Jindal announced a legislative proposal Monday to bond out half of the State Highway Improvement Fund, which will generate $325 million to repair nearly 1,000 miles of roads across Louisiana, in nearly every parish.
The State Highway Improvement Fund was created exclusively to fund state roads classified as non-federal aid routes that are not eligible for federal funding. Non-federal aid routes are made up of mostly rural roads. Unlike major roadways, non-federal aid routes are not eligible for matching funds from the federal government, which means there is less money available to fund projects for rural roads throughout the state.
The construction of the Lincoln Parish Public Safety Complex is moving along as scheduled in the new year.
Located off Road Camp Road, the facility has been funded through monies from the state and Governor’s office of Homeland Security. The facility is set to house all operations of the sheriff’s office when completed, with the exception of civil and probation departments. It could also be used to house offices for the parish fire chief and homeland security director.
Pictured above is the inside of the facility, that is set to be completed by the end of May 2014.