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New money is green light for some Green Light projects

1 year 8 months 7 hours ago February 25, 2015 Feb 25, 2015 Wednesday, February 25 2015 February 25, 2015 9:33 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE - The city will jump start five Green Light road construction projects thanks to bond refinancing that will generate $40 million.

The entire project is paid for by a 2005 half-cent sales tax program. So far, about $508 million has been spent on upgrades across the parish.

"To date we have been able to take advantage of millions of dollars from both federal and state funding sources," Interim Public Works Director Bryan Harmon said in a press release about the refinancing.

The projects that will benefit from the new money are:

  • O'Neal Lane from George O'Neal to South Harrell's Ferry Road
  • Glen Oaks Drive from Plank Road to McClelland Drive
  • Nicholson Drive, Segment 1 from Brightside to Gourrier Avenue
  • The Highland-Burbank Connector
  • Jones Creek Road from Jefferson Highway to Tiger Bend Road

Click HERE for more on the Green Light program.
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