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Apr 9, 2013 9:37 AM by AP

Monroe drainage projects funding OK'd

MONROE, La. (AP) - The city of Monroe has been approved for state funding to tackle a drainage improvement project in northern Monroe.

The News-Star reports the city applied for $7 million through the Statewide Flood Control Program for two flood control projects.

Last month, the city was informed funding for the project in northern Monroe was approved by the Legislature's committees on Transportation, Highways, and Public Works.

The city will be required to pay approximately 10 percent of the cost, or $161,200.

Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo said the city is working to finish preliminary engineering required to get that project into the Statewide Flood Control Program's 2014-2015 construction program.

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