- Associated Press - Monday, March 10, 2014

DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez said he and other parish officials had some success in pressing Ascension’s case in Washington, D.C. for a federal grant to build a key road to Lamar-Dixon Expo Center.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1ka1i55 ) Martinez told the parish council officials spoke with the Louisiana congressional delegation about using a TIGER grant for the $12 million to $15 million road.

The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Discretionary Grant program had about $474 million set aside for fiscal 2013.

The road would tie South St. Landry Avenue, a key access road to the parish-owned Lamar-Dixon, into a new road already built in the Edenborne development. That road already links with La. 44 just south of Interstate 10.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com