Leaking Belle Chasse tunnel will get face lift

Leaking Belle Chasse tunnel will get face lift
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JEFFERSON PARISH, LA (WVUE) - The leaking Belle Chasse tunnel will get a big face lift.

The federal government approved the state's application for a $45 million grant for the project.

The governor's office said the funds will pay for a fixed-four lane bridge to replace the tunnel, and the moveable bridge on LA-23 in Belle Chasse.

Four of the six cross sections in the tunnel leak constantly.

The crumbling infrastructure has also been blamed for causing crashes.

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