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ST. MARTIN PARISH — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD) announced a rehabilitation project to replace the existing bridge deck surface on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge in St. Martin Parish from the Whiskey Bay exit to mile marker 125.
The contractor, Gibson & Associates, will mill the existing deck surface and replace it with a modified latex concrete pavement.

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UL Lafayette forges Crescent City connection with Saints, Pelicans partnerships

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has gone pro – twice.
The New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans have each named UL Lafayette their Official Higher Education Partner.
Academic partnerships between the University and Louisiana’s only professional sports franchises were finalized late last year, said Dr. Joseph Savoie, UL Lafayette president.

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Improvements being made in downtown Abbeville; work expected to be completed later this year

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Crews begin work on the streetscape project Monday morning. The beautification project is expected to be completed later this year.

Streetscape project underway in Abbeville

There are signs in numerous spots in downtown Abbeville.
Those signs are alerting people to some work that has been years in the making.
“The long-waited streetscape grant is now underway,” Councilman Brady Broussard Jr. said.
The beautification project that will improve sidewalks, add multiple handicap accessibility points and make other improvements is being largely funded by a $450,000 grant from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

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Charles and Rose Broussard

Broussard family creates endowment for LSU internship

BATON ROUGE — The children of Charles E. and Rose Ashy Broussard, of Vermilion Parish, have created an endowment to support an internship. The internship has been supported widely through contributions and funding by many friends and business associates of the Broussard family, for which the family is grateful.
The endowment sponsors, Yvonne Simon and her brothers, Richard, Alan and Hal Broussard, each have their personal memories of great moments in their father’s life.



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