Funding to repave Maple Avenue cleared the state’s Capital Outlay Bill, which was made final by Gov. John Bel Edwards on Monday. Traffic is shown Wednesday morning on the busy east-west route through Eunice. Maple Avenue — La. 91 — is approved for a $1.8 million project to tentatively begin in two years. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan
A $1.8 million Maple Avenue paving project escaped a veto by Gov. John Bel Edwards as happened in previous years.
Edwards signed the 2019 Capital Outlay Bill — Act 20 — on Monday, providing nearly $1.5 billion in new funding for construction and infrastructure improvements throughout the state.
The La. 91 paving project has been a focus for State Rep. Phillip DeVillier, R-Eunice, since being elected nearly four years ago.