Funding for LSU lakes project shaky at best
BATON ROUGE - A plan to revitalize the Baton Rouge lakes that is expected to cost as much as $40 million could receive just $3 million in state construction funds this year, with even that amount not guaranteed to materialize.
The lake restoration plan is included in the final capital outlay bill to the tune of $13 million, but only the $3 million to kick off the planning process is realistically in the pipeline.
For that amount to move forward requires the approval of the State Bond Commission this fall. If approved, that cash would be used to fully sketch out the conceptual plan to restore the lakes under development by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.