Press releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R. La) today announced a $45 million Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant for the Belle Chasse Bridge and Tunnel Replacement project.  This project will reinforce an aged concrete tunnel and bridge crossing the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.  This project will stimulate industrial growth, improve transportation efficiency in daily commutes and increase hurricane evacuation capacity. 

“The Belle Chasse Bridge and Tunnel are in poor condition.  The tunnel leaks so much that it’s basically a car wash, and the bridge isn’t much better.  Replacing and updating these structures will be a relief to drivers in Plaquemines Parish,” said Sen. Kennedy.  “It’s important that we work together at the state and federal levels to modernize and improve the safety of Louisiana’s infrastructure.”