Sen. Kennedy announces $17M grant for road improvements in Ruston

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) has announced a $17 million Department of Transportation (DOT) grant for the construction and revitalization of roads in Ruston. 

This grant will focus on building and improving roads from the I-20 corridor to downtown Ruston and Louisiana Tech University.  The project includes laying new pavement, widening sidewalks and improving drainage along the roads.  Additionally, this grant will fund the installation of underground electrical and fiber optic utilities to provide real-time data on traffic, weather and parking. 

“I’m grateful for Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s leadership in advocating for infrastructure improvements in Louisiana,” said Sen. Kennedy.  “Through the new roads and technology, the city of Ruston will continue to be a great city for students to learn, new businesses to grow and families to call home.”