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City of West Monroe receives federal appropriations for North Trenton Corridor and Mid-City Drainage

Trenton Street, West Monroe
City of West Monroe
Trenton Street, West Monroe

WEST MONROE – The City of West Monroe has received approval for federal funding for two projects that will make significant improvements to the city’s infrastructure and lead to greater connectivity throughout the community.

The City of West Monroe will receive a total of $7.4 million which will be funded through federal appropriations. Louisiana District 5 U.S. Representative Julia Letlow sponsored the City of West Monroe’s request for the North Trenton Street Bike and Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project.

This project was approved for $5 million. This project will include the construction of 10-foot wide shared-use bicycle/pedestrian paths, drainage improvements, burial of electrical and telecommunications lines and relocation of other utilities along the North Trenton Street corridor beginning at Otis Street and moving south.

U.S. Senator Dr. Bill Cassidy sponsored the City of West Monroe’s request for Mid-City Drainage Improvements, Phase 1, which was approved for $2.4 million. The funding will be used to install stormwater drainage pipes, catch basins and ditches to increase the capacity of the City’s storm sewer system within the Mid-City area.