Lt. Governor Announces Support For Plan To Fix Roads & Bridges on Advocacy Day at the Capitol
Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Today, the push to pass legislation to fix Louisiana’s crumbling roads and bridges gained more momentum with advocates visiting the state house and taking their case directly to lawmakers. Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser also announced his support for HB 542 – a comprehensive plan introduced this legislative session to fund road and bridge projects throughout the state.
“The last time we did something about our roads and bridges was 30 years ago. We can’t afford to wait another year,” said Erich Ponti, President of the Louisiana Coalition To Fix Our Roads. “It’s time to pass a plan to fix our roads and bridges. Already in 2019, Louisiana has had to close 19 bridges in several different Parishes around the state. This is quickly becoming a dangerous and potentially deadly crisis.”
Over seventy-five representatives from the Louisiana Coalition To Fix Our Roads traveled from all over the state to the Louisiana State House today to meet with lawmakers and urge their support for passing legislation. This legislation will establish a dedicated funding source and a plan for fixing the state’s roads and bridges.