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Fixing Louisiana’s Infrastructure (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-08-09

Duration: 00:05:58

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2019 | Wilson, Shawn | Louisiana. Department of Transportation and Development | Transportation


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Wilson, Shawn Interviewee


This segment from the August 9, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s report on the projects that will be funded through the $700 million infrastructure bill that was passed during the 2019 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. He interviews Dr. Shawn Wilson, the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), who discusses: the La. 415 connector project in West Baton Rouge Parish; the I-49 Inner City Connector project in Shreveport; the La. 1 improvement project from Golden Meadow to Leeville in Lafourche Parish; the $5 million funding for advanced planning for a new Mississippi River Bridge in the Baton Rouge area; and the importance of continuing to invest in Louisiana’s infrastructure.