Louisiana State Treasurer John Kennedy says the budget surplus should be used for Interstate 49 South. He also says the money cannot be used for operating expenses, like higher education, but it can go for infrastructure.
Interstate 49 South is an upgrade to Highway 90, which runs 140 miles from Lafayette to the West Bank Expressway in New Orleans.
Today, the state transportation secretary described what the new year will bring for Louisiana motorists, and the program for the Baton Rouge Press Club.
KLAX ABC 31 News 12/17/13