I-12 widening project starts near Juban Road

Louisiana Politics

POSTED: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 7:05pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 8:51pm

Ground has been broken on a project widening 1-12.

The project, which costs more than $20 million, will widen the interstate between Juban Road and Walker. It's set to be completed by the middle of 2013.

Governor Jindal was on hand for the groundbreaking; he says the money saved in this project will be used for even more expansion down the road.

"The great news is - in addition to the six lanes - because the project came in under bid, we were able to invest those remaining dollars, over $14 million, to go even further east," said Jindal.

More than 40,000 cars are estimated to use that stretch of road every day.

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