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Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday announced his support for construction and infrastructure projects in Southwest Louisiana that his administration is recommending for funding at the upcoming meeting of the State Bond Commission.

According to a news release from Jindal's office, in total, recommendations include over $62 million in support for higher education throughout Louisiana.

Southwest Louisiana projects to be considered by the State Bond Commission include:

$900,000 in Priority 2 funding for Region 5/ Lake Charles Office of Wildlife, Planning and Construction in Calcasieu Parish with an additional $8.1 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $9 million;

$500,000 in Priority 2 funding for the Port of Lake Charles Access Road, Planning and Construction in Calcasieu Parish with an additional $4.5 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $5 million;

$900,000 in Priority 2 funding for Gravity Sewer Pump Trunk Mains and Pumping Stations South Ward 3 and South Ward 4, Planning and Construction in Calcasieu Parish with an additional $4 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $4.9 million;

$4.5 million in Priority 2 funding for Construction of Cargo Facilities for the Lafayette Airport Commission, Planning and Construction in Lafayette Parish;

$340,000 in Priority 2 funding for Shearman Fine Arts Building, Renovation of Existing Space, Planning and Construction at McNeese State University in Calcasieu Parish with an additional $4.06 million in future priority 5 funding for a total investment of $4.4 million;

$350,000 in Priority 2 funding for Contraband Bayou Erosion Retaining Wall Phase II at McNeese State University, Planning and Construction in Calcasieu Parish with an additional $3.875 million in future Priority 5 funding for a total investment of $4.225 million;

$2 million in future Priority 5 funding for Frazar Memorial Library Renovation and Repairs, Planning and Construction at McNeese State University in Calcasieu Parish;

$1.05 million in future Priority 5 funding for Dequincy City Hall, Planning and Construction in Calcasieu Parish;

$1 million in Priority 2 funding for Health and Human Performance Education Complex, Planning and Construction at McNeese State University in Calcasieu Parish;

$750,000 in Priority 2 funding for Ellis and Linda Drive Improvements in Westlake, Planning and Construction in Calcasieu Parish;

$500,000 in Priority 2 funding for Alpha Hall Renovations, Planning and Construction at McNeese State University in Calcasieu Parish;

$450,000 in Priority 2 funding for Water Distribution and Storage System Improvements in Delcambre, Planning and Construction in Vermillion Parish;

$400,000 in Priority 2 funding for Lumas Road, Planning and Construction in Beauregard Parish;

$300,000 in Priority 2 funding for Command and Control Center at City Docks at the Port of Lake Charles in Calcasieu Parish;

$300,000 in Priority 2 funding for National Hurricane Museum and Science Center in Lake Charles in Calcasieu Parish;

$250,000 in Priority 2 funding for Community Recreation Building and Shelter in DeRidder, Planning and Construction, Acquisition and Rehabilitation in Beauregard Parish;

$200,000 in Priority 2 funding for Vinton Street Improvements in Calcasieu Parish;

$195,000 in Priority 2 funding for Industrial Canal Dockside Monopile Improvements at the Port of Lake Charles, Planning and Construction in Calcasieu Parish;

$150,000 in Priority 2 funding for Street Improvements in Gueydan, Planning and Construction ($112,000 Local Match) in Vermillion Parish;

$150,000 in Priority 2 funding for Public Safety Complex in Kaplan, Planning and Construction in Vermillion Parish;

$40,000 in Priority 2 funding for Third Street West Bridge Repair, Planning and Construction in Jefferson Davis Parish;

$25,000 in Priority 2 funding for Water System Improvements, Planning and Construction in Beauregard Parish.

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