The state is getting $41.4 million in federal highway aid that will help with a variety of projects, officials said Thursday.

The money stems from the fact that Louisiana obligated all of its federal road and bridge dollars during the financial year that ended on Sept. 30.

States that do so are then eligible for additional assistance.

“The staff at DOTD works hard each year to obligate our entire allotment of federal funding,” Sherri LeBas, secretary for the state Department of Transportation and Development, said in a prepared statement.

Projects that will benefit include one costing $5 million to $7.5 million to patch the bridge deck of the elevated portion of Interstate 10 in St. Charles and St. John the Baptist parishes and Interstate 610 in Orleans Parish.

Others include work of up to $2.5 million to build a roundabout at the intersection of U.S. 190 and Eden Church Road in Livingston Parish and a project of up to $2.5 million to improve lighting, construct left turn lanes and traffic signal upgrades at the intersection of La. 44 and La. 934 in Ascension Parish.

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