Jindal orders state help to fix road through SU
BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has ordered the state transportation department to help fix a main road through the Southern University campus in Baton Rouge.
The road has been unusable for nearly a month.
E.C. Harrison Road gave way when an aging culvert crumbled. University officials sought state aid to get it reopened because the financially-strapped school doesn't have money to fix it.
The road's closure has left an unpaved route as the only way to reach residence halls on north side of the campus. Officials say the road break is considered a safety issue and it's an inconvenience.
The Department of Transportation and Development can't work on properties outside the state highway system, unless there's a gubernatorial declaration to do so.
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