Brister Statement Regarding Interstate 12


St. Tammany Parish Government President Pat Brister is joined by parish council members, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn Wilson, and Senator Jack Donahue to announce the $25 million federal BUILD grant awarded to St. Tammany for the widening of I-12. The hard work and advocacy of the people in this photo, as well as our congressional representatives and community members, led to the funding that will make a safer, better I-12 possible.

Statement from Pat Brister after being notified today that St. Tammany was awarded a $25 million BUILD Grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the widening I-12:
“This is a huge win for all of us — the St. Tammany community and the people who travel this interstate. To see that the federal government has chosen to support our mission in making our interstate system safer by awarding this $25 million BUILD Grant, reinforces the necessity of this project. We can’t wait to get started. We also sincerely appreciate the leadership and efforts of our Congressman Steve Scalise and the rest of the Louisiana delegation on securing this funding.” said Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President.
“We committed to doing our part to find a funding source for this project, and this first step is a success, which means we can move forward in the plans to make the I-12 safer for travel. We will still continue to seek support and funding from every possible source, and we will continue to push for immediate action. The safety of St. Tammany and every person who comes through here is — and has always been— my top concern.”