Surplus speeds road work
Kelly said budget allocations were based on the extent of need and priority of needs as well as the development stage of the plans. In three of four parish projects, the plans were already in the advanced stages of work.
The four local projects are funded are:
• From $2.5--$5 million will be used for engineering for the Tarbutton Road I-20 interchange, a project that has been in the works for several years.
This is another step in the process of starting construction on the bridge for a fourth interchange in Ruston, said city Public Works Director Lewis Love.