Trump's infrastructure plans excite Louisiana businesses, drivers
BATON ROUGE - Excitement is growing in Baton Rouge, after President-Elect Donald Trump said he plans to invest $1 trillion to improve the country's infrastructure.
Businesses like Ascenion Ready Mix concrete company in Ascension Parish are hoping work picks up once Trump takes office.
"I could always use more projects," employee T.J. Harris said. "I mean, we could always pour more concrete, we could always be busier."
Harris echoed the thoughts of many Louisiana drivers.
"I think anybody who drives down the road in Louisiana could tell you we need some new roads," Harris said. "We need some better roads."
Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy says Trump's trillion-dollar investment in infrastructure is just one of his plans.
"That means our people will be employed," Cassidy said.
Still, Harris is hoping Trump stays true to his promise.
"I guess they spend their money somewhere, because we have $20 trillion in national debut," he said, "but I would love for it to go to infrastructure so we could at least put that money to good use. So I wouldn't say I believe them, I just hope it's true."
Transportation officials say Louisiana may receive money some time in the next 3 to 5 months, but nothing is official yet.