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Posted on: January 19, 2023

City of West Monroe receives federal funding for infrastructure projects

Trenton Street

The City of West Monroe has received approval for federal funding for two projects that will make significant improvements to the city’s infrastructure and lead to greater connectivity throughout the community.

The City of West Monroe will receive a total of $7.4 million which will be funded through federal appropriations.

Louisiana District 5 U.S. Representative Julia Letlow sponsored the City of West Monroe’s request for the North Trenton Street Bike and Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project. This project was approved for $5 million. This project will include the construction of 10-foot wide shared-use bicycle/pedestrian paths, drainage improvements, burial of electrical and telecommunications lines and relocation of other utilities along the North Trenton Street corridor beginning at Otis Street and moving south.

U.S. Senator Dr. Bill Cassidy sponsored the City of West Monroe’s request for Mid-City Drainage Improvements, Phase 1, which was approved for $2.4 million. The funding will be used to install stormwater drainage pipes, catch basins and ditches to increase the capacity of the City’s storm sewer system within the Mid-City area.

“I would like to thank Congresswoman Julia Letlow and Senator Bill Cassidy for their instrumental role in securing this funding during the fiscal year 2023 Congressional appropriations process,” said West Monroe Mayor Staci Mitchell. “Both of these projects will provide critical infrastructure improvements within the city that will improve the lives of residents and businesses. These projects are truly transformational for our community.”

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