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Mar 10, 2014 8:47 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)

Officials push for grant to pay for access road

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez said he and other parish officials had some success in pressing Ascension's case in Washington, D.C. for a federal grant to build a key road to Lamar-Dixon Expo Center.
The Advocate reports Martinez told the parish council officials spoke with the Louisiana congressional delegation about using a TIGER grant for the $12 million to $15 million road.
The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Discretionary Grant program had about $474 million set aside for fiscal 2013.
The road would tie South St. Landry Avenue, a key access road to the parish-owned Lamar-Dixon, into a new road already built in the Edenborne development. That road already links with La. 44 just south of Interstate 10.

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