Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx touted on Friday a highway project in Shreveport, La., that has received $42 million from the federal government as example of why Congress should approve a new transportation funding bill.
The highway, a 10-mile extension of U.S. Interstate 49, is scheduled to open in May.
Foxx said in a blog post on the Department of Transportation’s website that the Louisiana project was an example of types of infrastructure projects that could be completed if Congress were to approve a new round of transportation funding this summer.
“By 2020, 37,000 vehicles will travel this highway every day, reducing traffic on other roads,” Foxx wrote about the I-49 extension.
The current transportation funding bill is scheduled to expire in September.