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Police Jury Awards Road, Drainage Improvement Grants

Post Date:10/25/2017 3:42 PM

The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury approved $1.9 million in grants for road and drainage improvement projects.

The Road and Drainage Trust Fund grants include a $500,000 for West Prien Lake Road improvements; $425,000 for Burton Street improvements in Street in Sulphur; $500,000 to Ward 7 Gravity Drainage District 2 for dredging the Vinton drainage canal; and $500,000 to Ward 4 Gravity Drainage District 5 for drainage lateral improvements.

Work on the four projects is expected to begin in 2018.

The Police Jury typically awards $1 million each year from this program; however, this year, additional funds became available from previous years' project withdrawals and other projects costing less than expected.

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